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More Than Law Enforcement:  The FTC’s Many Tools – A Conversation with Tim Muris and Bob Pitofsky 72 Antitrust L.J. 773 (2005).  An extended discussion between two prominent FTC Chairs.

In addition, the ABA Oral History Project has interviews with:

  • Pamela J. Harbour, Commissioner, 2003-2010.  Harbour had earlier served in the New York State Attorney General’s office, and has worked in the private sector.  (Interview conducted in 2011.)
  • William E. Kovacic, Commissioner, 2006-2011; Chairman, 2008-09; Vice Chair for Outreach, International Competition Network, 2009-11.  Kovacic had previously served on the Commission’s staff from 1979 to 1983 and as General Counsel from 2001 to 2004.  He has been a Professor at George Mason University Law School and George Washington University Law School.  (Interview conducted in 2012.)
  • Thomas P. Leary.  As noted above, following a career in the private sector, Leary served as a Commissioner from 1999 to 2005.  (Interview conducted in 2007.)
  • Deborah Platt Majoras, Chairman, 2004-2008.  Majoras had previously served in the Antitrust Division and had worked in the private sector.  (Interview conducted in 2011.)
  • Timothy Muris.  As noted above, Muris had earlier served as Assistant Director of the FTC Planning Office (1974-76), and would later serve as Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (1981-83), Director of the Bureau of Competition (1983-85), and Chairman (2001-04).  He also served with the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget.


See also materials listed under Broad Surveys.