Professor Shelanski Named Director of FTC's Bureau of Economics

June 4, 2012 —

Professor Howard Shelanski Professor Howard Shelanski

Georgetown University Law Center Professor Howard Shelanski has been named director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics, effective July 1.

"Howard Shelanski is a talented scholar, a fine teacher and a dedicated public servant," said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. "We are delighted that he will be returning to the FTC to serve in this important role."

Shelanski came to Georgetown Law in 2009 from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he was professor and co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. His teaching and research focus on antitrust, regulation and telecommunications policy. In addition to teaching at Georgetown, he is currently of counsel at Davis, Polk & Wardwell.

Shelanski has taken leave from teaching to work in government on several occasions. From 2009 to 2011, he was deputy director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics. He served as chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission from 1999 to 2000 and as a senior economist for the President’s Council on Economic Advisers at the White House from 1998 to 1999.

Shelanski received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and his Ph.D. in economics from Berkeley in 1993. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia and Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. He practiced law at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel before joining the Berkeley faculty in 1997.

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