Next week’s CES in Las Vegas will once again take over the Strip with a sprawling, frenetic glimpse into tomorrow’s consumer technology. This time, NextGen TV will make its show floor debut, and hopes are high consumers will notice.
President Trump has nominated a full slate of commissioners to the Federal Trade Commission, which has been operating with only two of its five seats filled throughout his administration. They are: Joseph Simons, Noah Phillips, Rohit Chopra and Christine S. Wilson. If confirmed, the four will join Democratic Commissioner Terrell McSweeney in overseeing mergers and policing companies for violations of consumer protection laws.
President Trump will nominate antitrust attorney Joseph Simons as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, moving to install a hand-picked leader at the consumer protection agency that’s been without a permanent head for 10 months. He also will nominate consumer advocate Rohit Chopra for the open Democratic seat.
Antitrust lawyer Joseph Simons is President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Trade Commission, according to three people familiar with the decision. Simons is co-chairman of the antitrust group at the law firm Paul Weiss and served as director of the FTC’s competition bureau during the George W. Bush administration.