A New Course at the FTC? President Obama Appoints Jon Leibowitz to be Chairman

Morrison & Foerster LLP

By appointing Commissioner Jon Leibowitz to lead the Federal Trade Commission, President Obama has taken another step in making good on his promise to “reinvigorate antitrust enforcement.” Consistent with his selection of Christine Varney to head the DOJ Antitrust Division,[1] the President has chosen an outspoken advocate of expanded antitrust enforcement. Commissioner Leibowitz has made clear his view that the FTC has broad powers in the antitrust area. In addition, Leibowitz has demonstrated dogged determination on tough issues and a willingness to test the boundaries of the antitrust laws.

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