Koren Wong-Ervin is an in-house counsel specializing in intellectual property and competition policy and casework at Qualcomm, Inc. Ms. Wong-Ervin is also a Senior Expert and Researcher at the Competition Law Center of China’s University of International Business and Economics. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Ms. Wong-Ervin served as the Director of the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) and an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. Prior to joining George Mason, Ms. Wong-Ervin was Counsel for Intellectual Property and International Antitrust in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, where I focused on issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property.
Before joining the Commission, Ms. Wong-Ervin spent almost a decade in private practice, focusing on antitrust litigation and government investigations with a particular focus on issues affecting clients in the technology and financial industries. Ms. Wong-Ervin has significant experience litigating national and multistate antitrust class actions on both the defense and the plaintiff side. She was a core member of the trial team that handled the defense of the then largest civil antitrust class action in U.S. history for Visa U.S.A., Inc., and a core member of the appellate team in the LePage’s v. 3M bundled pricing case.
Ms. Wong-Ervin currently serves on the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s International Task Force and previously was co-chair of the 2016 Antitrust in Asia Conference. From 2012 to 2015, she served as a vice chair of the Intellectual Property Committee within the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law. Ms. Wong-Ervin previously served on the editorial boards of Antitrust Law Developments (7th edition), the leading two-volume antitrust treatise, and the 2003 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, an annual supplement to the fifth edition of the treatise. Ms. Wong-Ervin was also the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the ABA’s Unilateral Conduct Committee e-Bulletin from 2002 to 2003.