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US: Who will follow Jon Leibowitz?

 |  February 1, 2013

Jon Leibowitz has officially announced his resignation as the chairman of the US Federal Trade Commission, according to reports. His resignation – rumors of which had been widely circulating for months – will become effective mid-February, he said. He served as chairman for four years. In an interview, Leibowitz says he plans to move to the private sector but to continue his career within antitrust. Reports have now begun to speculate as to who will replace Leibowitz, though many assume his successor will come from within the FTC. Possible candidates include Democratic Commissioners Julie Brill and Edith Ramierez. Also speculated are Howard Shelanski, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, and Philip J. Weiser, a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Justice Department.


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