Maureen Ohlhausen, who was until recently the the acting chair of the Federal Trade Commission, will join Baker Botts as partner and co-chair of the firm’s antitrust practice in the New Year, the firm announced Thursday.

In January President Donald Trump nominated Ohlhausen for a seat on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Ohlhausen said Thursday that she privately withdrew her nomination in October, having already begun her search for a law firm home at the end of the summer. She said that before her nomination she had intended to move into private practice after her FTC term ended.

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