Chairman Announces Creation and Appointment of Scholar-In-Residence, and Appointment of New Associate Director in the Bureau of Competition

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Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras today announced the appointment of Professor Joshua Wright to the newly created position of Scholar-In-Residence in the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission. With this new position, the Commission will invite an academic expert on the law and economics of antitrust to join the Commission to work closely with the Bureau of Competition’s investigative and policy staffs. The program will help ensure that the Commission has the benefit of the latest and best thinking on competition issues as it undertakes its enforcement agenda.

Professor Wright is currently an Assistant Professor of Law at the George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches antitrust and contracts. He previously taught law and economics at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Public Policy, and was a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Wright earned a Ph. D. in Economics at UCLA and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.

Chairman Majoras also announced today that Marian R. Bruno has been promoted to Associate Director of the Bureau of Competition. As a member of the Bureau’s senior management team, Ms. Bruno will play a key role in developing and executing all aspects of the Bureau’s enforcement agenda. She also will continue to have supervisory responsibility for the Bureau’s Premerger Notification Office as well as the operations functions of the Bureau.

Ms. Bruno was in private practice before joining the agency’s Bureau of Competition in 1990, serving as a Staff Attorney in the Premerger Notification Office and Healthcare Division, Assistant to the Director, and Assistant Director. Ms. Bruno holds a B.F.A. from the University of Colorado and a J.D from the University of Arkansas.

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