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Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection


Samuel Levine serves as Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. Before assuming this role, he served as an attorney advisor to Commissioner Rohit Chopra and as a staff attorney in the Midwest Regional Office. Prior to joining the FTC, Mr. Levine worked for the Illinois Attorney General, where he prosecuted predatory for-profit colleges and participated in rulemaking and other policy initiatives to promote affordability and accountability in higher education.

Important: Samuel Levine will never demand money, make threats, tell you to transfer money, or promise you a prize. He also will not ask you for personal or financial information, or call to notify you that you’ve been a victim of identity theft. If you have been targeted by an illegal business practice or scam, contact your local law enforcement authorities, and report it at

Mr. Levine is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he spearheaded student-led efforts to challenge illegal foreclosures, and of Washington University in St. Louis. He clerked with The Honorable Milton I. Shadur in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and received the Gary Bellow Public Service Award in recognition of his commitment to social justice.

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