WASHINGTON, DC, September 19, 2013 -- Stephen Weissman, a partner in Baker Botts’ Washington office and part of the firm's highly regarded Antitrust and Competition practice, has been named Deputy Director for the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition. He will join the FTC on October 7, 2013.

In this role, Weissman will work closely with Bureau Director, Deborah Feinstein, the FTC Commissioners, and others in the FTC, including in managing the antitrust review of mergers and acquisitions in various commercial sectors and in investigating other business practices affecting U.S. consumers.

The FTC’s Bureau of Competition enforces the nation's antitrust laws.

“Steve is an outstanding lawyer and we are proud that the FTC chose one of our lawyers to fulfill this role,” said Managing Partner Andrew Baker. “This is an endorsement of the high quality antitrust lawyers we have at Baker Botts and a testament to the depth of our antitrust team.”

Additional information about Baker Botts' Antitrust and Competition practice is available here.

To learn more about the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, please click here.

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