Bruce Hoffman

  • Lecturer in Law

Bruce Hoffman is a partner in the Washington DC office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.  Bruce's practice focuses on antitrust law.  He joined Cleary in 2020 after serving as Director of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition--the head of antitrust enforcement at the FTC--from 2017 through late December 2019.  Bruce also served as Associate and then Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition from 2001 through 2004.  In addition to his government service, Bruce has practiced law with firms in Washington DC and Miami Florida, including leading the antitrust practices of two other major law firms.

Bruce frequently speaks and writes on antitrust law and policy, and has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of the FTC, as well as being interviewed on NPR, Bloomberg, and in other media outlets on antitrust issues.  He has published articles in the Antitrust Law Journal,. Antitrust Magazine, the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, and other journals and publications.  Bruce has taught antitrust law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and has guest lectured on antitrust law at various law schools, including Harvard Law School and the University of Richmond.

Bruce received his J.D. from the University of Florida in 1992, and his B.A. from Penn State University in 1989.