Federal Trade Commission Appoints Andrew Katsaros as Agency’s Acting Inspector General

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons appointed Andrew Katsaros as the FTC’s Acting Inspector General, succeeding Roslyn A. Mazer, who retired from federal service at the end of May after serving for more than three years as the agency’s Inspector General. “I’m pleased to announce that Andrew has joined us to fill this important position,” […]

FTC Seeks Comment on Proposed Changes to its FOIA Rules

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to its fee schedule for Freedom of Information Act requests. The proposed changes are intended to update the agency’s fee schedule and implement provisions of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. In addition, the Commission is publishing final regulations making other administrative rule changes […]

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Names Senior Staff

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has named seven senior staff members with extensive experience in consumer protection and antitrust law. “I am very pleased to have such a strong leadership team at the FTC,” Ramirez said. “Their knowledge and experience will help keep the FTC at the forefront in promoting competition and protecting American […]

FTC Announces Schedule for Reviewing Regulations (2013)

As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the agency is announcing a modified 10-year regulatory review schedule.  To ensure that its rules and industry guides stay relevant and are not overly burdensome, the Commission reviews them on a 10-year schedule.  The review schedule is published each […]

Edith Ramirez to Lead the Federal Trade Commission

President Barack Obama intends to designate Edith Ramirez as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission effective Monday, March 4, 2013.  She takes over for outgoing Chairman Jon Leibowitz, who has served in the position since March 2, 2009. “I am deeply honored at the opportunity to lead the Federal Trade Commission.  I look forward to […]

FTC Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Freedom of Information Act Fee Changes; Also Publishes Final Rule Making the FOIA Process More Transparent to the Public

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Federal Register notice seeking public comment on proposed amendments to the agency’s fee rule and accompanying fee schedule for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The proposed changes would also apply to fees for producing Commission information and records to members of the public through the Consumer Response […]

Joshua D. Wright Begins Term at Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz welcomed Joshua D. Wright as an FTC Commissioner at a swearing-in ceremony today.  President Obama named Wright, a Republican, to a term that ends on September 25, 2019.  He was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 1, 2013, and will replace J. Thomas Rosch, who served as […]