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Robert Pitofsky Biography

Robert Pitofsky

BA, New York University 1951; LLB Columbia Law School 1954

Sheehy Professor of Trade Regulation Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Of Counsel, Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C.

Formerly held positions as Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission; Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; Dean at Georgetown University Law Center; Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Chairman, Federal Trade Commission.

Co-author of Cases and Materials on Trade Regulation (with Harvey Goldschmid and Diane Wood), fifth edition 2003 and author of numerous books and articles on antitrust including Revitalizing Antitrust in its Second Century (1991, co-editor); Antitrust and Intellectual Property, Unresolved Issues at the Heart of the New Economy, 16 Berkeley Tech L.J. 535 (2001); Proposals for Revised U.S. Merger Enforcement in a Global Economy, 81 Geo. L. Rev. 195 (1992); New Definitions of Relevant Market and the Assault on Antitrust, 90 Colum. L.Rev. 1805 (1990); The Political Content of Antitrust, 127 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1051 (1979); The Sylvania Case: Antitrust Analysis of Non-Price Vertical Restrictions, 78 Colum. L. Rev. 1 (1978); and Beyond Nader: Consumer Protection and the Regulation of Advertising, 90 Harv. L. Rev. 1 (1978).

Member of the Council, Administrative Conference (1980-1981); Member of the Board of Governors, District of Columbia Bar Association (1981-1984); Member of the Council, Antitrust Section of the ABA (1986-1989); Chair, Defense Science Board Task Force on Antitrust Aspects of Defense Industry Downsizing, March 1994; and Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2000-Present).

Updated December 29, 2023