More FTC Officials Head Back To Private Sector

Law360, New York (March 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- As the latest senior government officials to jump ship in the Bush administration's final months, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's director and deputy general counsel are stepping down from their posts at the agency to move back to private practice.

Jeffrey Schmidt, the director of the bureau of competition and a political appointee to the FTC, is expected to leave the agency to join the international law firm Linklaters, reported Tuesday, citing Washington antitrust attorneys.

Claudia Farrell, a spokesperson for the FTC, declined to comment...
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