Linklaters Nabs FTC Competition Director

Law360, New York (August 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Jeffrey Schmidt, the director of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, will join Linklaters as a partner in the firm's New York antitrust office, the firm announced Thursday.

Schmidt has worked at the FTC since 2005, where he has overseen a number of high-profile merger cases. Before joining the agency, he was a partner at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, for 15 years.

”It has been a privilege to serve as Director of the Bureau of Competition but it...
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