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FTC’S ACTING DIRECTOR OF THE BUREAU OF COMPETITON TO STEP DOWN IN MAY 2009

On April 1, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that Acting Director of the Bureau of Competition, David P. Wales would step down in May. Mr. Wales joined the FTC as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition in April 2006 and took on his current role in August 2008. He has led the FTC’s Bureau of Competition in bringing more than 20 enforcement actions. Wales directed several litigated enforcement efforts that blocked proposed mergers in CCS/Newpark Environmental Services, Oldcastle/Pavestone, and CCC/Mitchell.

Robert Doyle
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