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US: FTC names acting Competition Bureau Chief

 |  February 19, 2017

Antitrust law veteran Abbott Lipsky has been tapped to lead the Federal Trade Commission’s competition bureau on an acting basis, replacing Deborah Feinstein, who has stepped down, the agency said Feb. 16.

Lipsky, a conservative who worked on President Donald Trump’s FTC transition team, will bring to his new position more than 40 years of experience in antitrust law, both in government and private practice.

Lipsky, whose appointment becomes effective March 6, is currently a partner at Latham & Watkins. He was previously a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division during the Reagan administration.

Ohlhausen said in a statement that Lipsky will help the agency to promote competition and foster innovation, “based on sound free-market principles.” She said she was grateful for Feinstein’s “exceptional” service to the agency.

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