FTC Chairman will step down

Jon Leibowitz follows many top Washington officials to leave their posts

The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced yesterday that he will be stepping down. Jon Leibowitz told Thomson Reuters that in mid-February, he will leave his post and take some time off before going back to work in the private sector.

Leibowitz made a name for himself when he led a very public probe into Google. The case was expected to bring in a large settlement, however, Leibowitz decided to end the probe late last year with only a minor reprimand.


Cathleen Flahardy

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