Founder and Senior Fellow
Albert A. (“Bert”) Foer is the founder and former president of the American Antitrust Institute. Before founding the AAI in 1998, his career has included private law practice in Washington, DC (Hogan & Hartson, Jackson & Campbell); the Federal Senior Executive Service (as Assistant Director and Acting Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition); CEO of a mid-sized chain of retail jewelry stores for 12 years; trade association and non-profit leadership; and teaching antitrust to undergraduate and graduate business school students. Foer has published numerous articles, book chapters, and reviews relating to competition policy. He is editor of The Next Antitrust Agenda and co-editor of The International Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law and of Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law in the United States.
In June 2015, The Antitrust Bulletin published a symposium issue Recognizing Bert Foer and his AAI Founding and Presidency. Foer was presented the Consumer Federation of America’s Esther Peterson Award for Consumer Service in June 2016. In 2020, Foer was awarded AAI’s Alfred E. Kahn Award for Antitrust Achievement. In the same year, Concurrences published the Albert A. Foer Liber Amicorum: A Consumer Voice in the Antitrust Arena.
Foer is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an associate law review editor. He also earned an A.B. (magna cum laude) from Brandeis University and an M.A. in political science from Washington University.
Foer’s article about the founding AAI can be found here.