Friday, February 29, 2008

FTC chair resigning to join P&G

Deborah Platt Majoras, who has chaired the Federal Trade Commission for the past four years is resigning.

Majoras, 44, will join Procter & Gamble in June as vice president and general counsel, with primary responsibility for its global antitrust and litigation practice areas, company spokeswoman Robyn Schroeder said.

The White House has not named a replacement, FTC spokeswoman Nancy Judy said. A successor will likely be one of the two other Republican commissioners, William E. Kovacic and J. Thomas Rosch. Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour is an independent, and Jonathan Leibowitz is the panel's lone Democrat.

The FTC is the agency responsible for enforcing the Robinson-Patman Act. The amount of time they spend doing so can be judged from the fact that it is totally unmentioned in the Washington Post article I've linked to.

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