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Trump Nominates Joseph Simons Of Paul Weiss As FTC Chair

Law360, New York (October 18, 2017, 8:54 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday named Joseph J. Simons of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP to lead the Federal Trade Commission in a bid to fill one of the major gaps in his administration’s leadership on antitrust, merger and consumer protection policy.

Joseph J. Simons is no stranger to the Federal Trade Commission, having previously headed up its bureau of competition for more than two years. (AP) In addition to Simons, Trump has named consumer protection expert Rohit Chopra of the Consumer Federation of...
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