Suzanne Munck af Rosenschold
  1. Counsel

Ms. Munck is counsel in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, practicing in the Antitrust and Competition Group in Washington DC. She is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law.

Ms. Munck was Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property of the Federal Trade Commission from 2011 through 2020 and Deputy Director of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning from 2013 through 2020. While at the FTC, she led the revision of the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property in collaboration with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. She also worked on a number of high-profile investigations and led several policy initiatives in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors.

Ms. Munck has testified before the U.S. Senate on behalf of the FTC. She received the FTC’s Paul Rand Dixon award and was a four-time recipient of the FTC’s Janet D. Steiger award.

Ms. Munck is admitted to practice in California, and is practicing in DC under the supervision of partners of the firm.

Bar Admissions

  • State of California


  • A.B., Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College, 1996
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2001
    • cum laude
    • Managing Editor, Minnesota Law Review

Professional History

  • Counsel, Davis Polk since 2020
  • Federal Trade Commission
    • Deputy Director, Office of Policy Planning, 2013-2020
    • Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property, 2011-2020
    • Attorney, Bureau of Competition and Office of Policy Planning, 2007-2011
  • Senior Associate and Associate, Howrey LLP, 2004-2007
  • Associate, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, 2001-2004