Saturday, September 26, 2009

Meet the New Federal Trade Commission Bureau Directors

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law's Federal Civil Enforcement Committee


Meet the New Federal Trade Commission Bureau Directors

A Brown Bag Program to be held

Thursday, October 8, 2009
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
DrinkerBiddle, 1500 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

With the change in political administrations there are new enforcers at the antitrust agencies.  The Federal Trade Commission Bureau Directors have settled in to their positions and we now have the opportunity to learn more about their enforcement and policy priorities.


Richard A. Feinstein, Director of the Bureau of Competition
Mr. Feinstein rejoined the FTC from Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, where he focused on antitrust litigation and counseling.  Previously at the FTC, he served as an Assistant Director in the Bureau of Competition's Health Care Services and Products Division.

David C. Vladeck, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection
Prior to the FTC, Mr. Vladeck was a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.  In addition, he co-directed the Center's Institute for Public Representation.  Before Georgetown, Mr. Vladeck spent almost 30 years with Public Citizen Litigation Group.

Joseph Farrell, Director of the Bureau of Economics
Before joining the FTC, Mr. Farrell was a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.  He also has served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief Economist for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.


Andrea Agathoklis, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Register now by email to or by phone to Donna Fleming at (202) 230-5627.  Please indicate whether you plan to attend in person or to dial in.  We will distribute the call-in number by email to all registrants in advance.  There is no charge.

The Section will post a downloadable recording of this program in MP3 format in the Members Only area of its website,

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