B.A., Johns Hopkins; J.D., Seton Hall
B.A., History, Departmental Honors, Johns Hopkins; J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law. Professor Fortsch is currently Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs and Privacy Officer at The Nature’s Bounty Co., a global company that makes over 20,000 products including vitamins and dietary supplements. Prior to his current position at Nature’s Bounty, he spent nearly 9 years at the Federal Trade Commission. At the FTC, he served as a senior staff attorney in the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Division of Advertising Practices where he was responsible for monitoring, investigating and prosecuting companies and individuals that violate federal laws prohibiting false and deceptive advertising with a focus on health-related products such as dietary supplements and non-conventional remedies; an Assistant Director in the Bureau’s Division of Planning and Information; and counsel to Bureau Director David Vladeck, who is currently Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to working at the FTC, he clerked for the Honorable Mark B. Epstein of the Superior Court of New Jersey and worked in Washington in private practice at Epstein, Becker & Green and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and at the U.S. Departments of Justice and Veterans Affairs. He is the co-editor of the chapter on the FTC for the American Bar Association’s 2011, 2013, and 2016 editions of its “Consumer Protection Law Developments” treatise.