38, partner at Cozen O’Connor in New York As a child, my father and I were responsible for price shopping for regular household products, going from store to store to find the best deals. I innately understood how important free competition is to consumers and feel passionately about protecting it across markets. In college, I fell in love with economics – microeconomics in particular – and for a time, debated going into business or law. After studying under former US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) economists as an undergraduate I realised that competition law and policy were the perfect way to marry my personal interests with my profession, in a space I passionately believe in. Practising competition law is also a fantastic opportunity to work alongside brilliant academics, policymakers and business leaders to ensure that competition, and thus our overall economic system, is thriving.