Antitrust Lawyer Blog Commentary on Current Developments

MARIAN R. BRUNO NAMED DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FTC’S BUREAU OF COMPETITION; NORMAN ARMSTRONG, JR. NAMED ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR

On September 2, 2008, Marian R. Bruno, the Associate Director of Management and Operations in the Federal Trade Comission’s (“FTC”) Bureau of Competition (“Bureau”), was named the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition. Norman Armstrong, Deputy Assistant Director of the Bureau’s Mergers IV Division, has been named Acting Deputy Director. They join Kenneth Glazer, the Senior Deputy Director of the Bureau.
Ms. Bruno joined the FTC as an attorney in 1990 for Bureau’s Premerger Notification Office. She worked herself up to the position of Assistant Director of the Premerger Notification Office in 1999. Later, she took on added responsibilities in the Operations Division in 2004, led the Merger Process Reform Task Force in 2005, and was promoted to Associate Director of Management and Operations in 2007.

Mr. Armstrong joined the FTC as an attorney in 1995 as a staff attorney in the Bureau’s Mergers I Division. He served as Counsel to the Director from January to September 2007. In his current role as a manager in Mergers IV, Mr. Armstrong played a major role in several matters, including the Inova/Prince William investigation and litigation.

Robert Doyle
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