Robert Pitofsky was sworn in as the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission on April 12, 1995. At the time he was nominated by President Clinton to chair the FTC, Mr. Pitofsky was a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and Counsel to the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arnold & Porter. He also has held the positions of Commissioner (1978-81) and Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (1970-73) at the FTC. He has been Dean of the Georgetown University Law Center, a professor at New York University School of Law, and Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. Mr. Pitofsky's publications include legal casebooks on both trade regulation and antitrust law.