WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Former Arnall Golden Gregory Partner Thomas B. Pahl, one of the most highly regarded consumer regulatory lawyers in Washington, will be the new Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Earlier in his career, Tom worked at the FTC as Assistant Director in the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Division of Financial Practices and Advertising Practices. He also is a former Attorney Advisor to FTC Commissioner Orson Swindle and FTC Commissioner Mary Azcuenaga.
At Arnall Golden Gregory, Tom was a leading lawyer in the Privacy and Consumer Regulatory Practice and was frequently quoted in the press about consumer protection and regulatory issues. He worked in the firm’s Washington office.
Bob Belair, Chair of AGG’s Privacy and Consumer Regulatory Practice, praised Tom’s selection as Acting Bureau Director. “The FTC will be well served by Tom’s exceptional experience, expertise and judgment.”
In his new role in Washington, Tom will be responsible for managing the Bureau of Consumer Protection, including its privacy work. The Bureau employs more than 400 attorneys.
“I dearly loved my time at AGG because of its rich history, collegiality and sustained commitment to excellence in the practice of law,” Tom said. ”I am going to insist that the work we do at the Bureau of Consumer Protection strives for that same high standard of excellence.”
Jonathan Eady, Arnall Golden Gregory’s managing partner, said, “Tom was a valued member of our team of lawyers that represents clients in areas where business, government and the law intersect. Addressing issues related to the regulation of business will continue to be a focus of our firm.”
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