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Duane Pozza Weighs In on Whether FTC Priorities Will Change Under Biden Administration

Law360
January 21, 2021

Duane C. Pozza, co-chair of Wiley’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Regulation Practice and partner in the firm’s Privacy, Cyber & Data Governance and Fintech practices, was quoted in a January 19 Law360 article about whether the FTC’s priorities will change under the Biden Administration.

President Biden will name at least two new Commissioners – including a successor to current FTC Chairman Joseph Simons, who plans to depart the agency later this month, according to the article. Biden will also need to replace FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, whom he plans to nominate as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. During Biden’s presidency, Democrats will have a three-member majority on the five-member FTC.

“It's important to look at the priorities of the people [Biden] nominates, because they'll be able to change the focus of the Commission,” said Mr. Pozza, who previously served as Assistant Director in the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Division of Financial Practices.

Mr. Pozza noted that FTC members bring a variety of interests and experience to the Commission – which could range from Commissioner Chopra’s consumer protection background to other areas focusing on privacy or antitrust issues.

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