New Leadership at the FTC

  • President Joseph R. Biden designated Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter as Acting Chair of the FTC.
  • As Commissioner, Chairwoman Slaughter advocated for the “aggressive use of the FTC’s authorities,” and has been particularly focused on “growing threats to competition, and the broad use of consumers’ data.”
  • Chairwoman Slaughter subsequently announced five interim leadership changes, including the appointment of Daniel Kaufman as Acting Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Maribeth Petrizzi as Acting Director of the Bureau of Competition, and Reilly Dolan as Acting General Counsel.