Seth Bloom

Seth Bloom
General Counsel
Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, Staff of Sen. Herb Kohl, Chairman

Seth Bloom serves as General Counsel of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee on the staff of Senator Herb Kohl, the Chairman of the Subcommittee. He is responsible for antitrust, competition, and other business regulation issues for Senator Kohl. He has served on Senator Kohl’s staff on the Antitrust Subcommittee for the past eleven years. In this capacity, he has been responsible for planning hearings to investigate competition in many industries, including telecommunications and media, health care, aviation, energy, and agriculture. He has also been principally responsible for several key pieces of antitrust reform legislation sponsored by Senator Kohl, including the Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act, the Preserve Affordable Access to Generic Drugs Act, the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009, and the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act (“NOPEC”).

Before joining the staff of the Antitrust Subcommittee, he was as a Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to his position at the Justice Department, Mr. Bloom spent several years as an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C., specializing in business and commercial litigation.

Mr. Bloom holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. from the University of Rochester.

Recent Events and Presentations

January 28, 2011

ITIF examines the four principle antitrust doctrines, how they influence approaches to and positions on antitrust, and how the field of antitrust can move forward to better cope with the challenges of the 21st century, innovation-based global economy.