Today, Joseph Simons was sworn in as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. Appointed by President Trump, his term on the Commission expires September 25, 2024. Prior to becoming FTC Chairman, Simons was a partner and co-chair of the Antitrust Group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Noah Phillips, Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, and Rohit Chopra, who were also confirmed by the Senate, are expected to be sworn in later this week.
“It is a great honor to lead the FTC, an agency that plays a key role in protecting American consumers and promoting competition in the U.S. economy,” Simons said. “I want to express my gratitude to Acting Chairman Ohlhausen for her outstanding work as head of the Commission for the last 15 months, and for her continued service as a Commissioner. I am excited to work with such an accomplished group of incoming Commissioners, as well.”