January 21, 2021

Joseph J. Simons Steps Down as FTC Chair; Commissioner Slaughter Designated Acting Chair

FTC Chair Joseph J. Simons will step down effective January 29, 2021. President Biden designated FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter to serve as Acting Chair.

The FTC also announced that General Counsel Alden F. Abbott and several agency directors will also be departing the FTC.

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