Willard Tom, 56, will return to the Federal Trade Commission as general counsel. Tom worked for the FTC in the 1990s as deputy director of the Bureau of Competition, a role that included healthcare policy development. After leaving the FTC, he practiced as a partner in the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. The duties as general counsel include representing the FTC in court and submitting friend-of-the-court briefs on its behalf. Tom is expected to start in late June. Other new FTC appointees who will affect antitrust policy and enforcement include Pete Levitas as deputy director of the Bureau of Competition. Levitas, who comes to the FTC from the law firm Dickstein Shapiro, previously was staff director and chief counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committees Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee. His age was unavailable at deadline. Mark Frankena, who has been deputy director for antitrust in the Bureau of Competition, will be associate director for competition policy in the Bureau of Economics. He declined to provide his age. Howard Shelanski, 45, will be deputy director for antitrust in the Bureau of Economics. Shelanski is taking a leave from his position as a professor at Berkeley Law and director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Shelanski is expected to start in early June. The other appointments are effective immediately.
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