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Jurisdiction: Building Confidence in a Borderless Medium

July 26-27, 1999
Montreal, Canada

Speaker Biography

Robert Pitofsky

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.


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