Russell Damtoft is the Associate Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of International Affairs. He is responsible for relationships between the FTC and antitrust agencies in Canada, Latin America, and other countries, as well the FTC’s technical assistance program for developing antitrust agencies in several regions. He also manages the International Competition Network’s Training on Demand Project and represents the FTC at meetings of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Mr. Damtoft has been with the Federal Trade Commission since 1985. Before the Office of International Affairs was established, he performed similar duties in the Bureau of Competition. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Regional Director of the FTC’s Chicago Regional Office, as an attorney and in other capacities in the Bureau of Consumer Protection, and as an Attorney-Advisor to a Commissioner. He has served as a long-term resident advisor to foreign competition and consumer protection authorities in Romania, the Baltic nations, and Ukraine.

He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1981 and from Grinnell College in 1976. He is a member of the American Bar Association, where he is on the editorial board of Antitrust Source.