Slaughter Named Acting FTC Chair Amid Biden Shakeup

Law360 (January 21, 2021, 2:03 PM EST) -- Federal Trade Commission Democrat Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will be leading the agency on an acting basis, the commission announced Thursday, plugging the gap left by the pending exit of the agency's Republican former chief.

President Joe Biden had been expected to name Slaughter as FTC chair at least on an acting basis after its outgoing chief, Joseph Simons, said earlier this week that he planned to leave Jan. 29. In addition to replacing Simons, who will serve as a commissioner until his departure, Biden will have at least one more spot on the five-member FTC to fill after nominating Slaughter's fellow...

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