Jurisdiction: Building Confidence in a Borderless Medium
July 26-27, 1999
Federal Trade Commission
Robert Pitofsky was sworn in as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission
on April 12, 1995.
He is the FTC's 54th Chairman since it opened its doors in March 1915.
At the time he was nominated by President Clinton to chair the FTC,
Pitofsky was a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and
Of Counsel to the Washington, DC law firm of Arnold & Porter. He also has
held the positions of Commissioner (1978-1981) and Director of the Bureau of
Consumer Protection (1970-1973) at the FTC.
Pitofsky chaired the Defense Science Board Task Force on Antitrust
Aspects of Defense Industry Downsizing in 1994, has been a member of the
Council of the Administrative Conference, the Board of Governors of the DC
Bar Association, and the Council of the Antitrust Section of the American
Bar Association. In addition, he has been Dean of the Georgetown University
Law Center, a professor at New York University School of Law and Visiting
Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
Pitofsky's publications include legal casebooks on both trade regulation
and antitrust law. He received a bachelor of arts degree from New York
University and an L.L.B. from Columbia School of Law.