FTC Announces Bureau of Consumer Protection Appointments

The FTC yesterday announced several appointments within the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP). Mary Beth Richards became a Deputy Director in the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Maneesha Mithal was appointed Chief of Staff of the Bureau, and Frank Gorman became Assistant Director

The Bureau of Consumer Protection also created a Division of Privacy and Identity Protection staffed by four assistant directors.

Wow, that was an exciting post. Maybe if these people did more we would care more. — BEN POPKEN

Chairman Announces Appointments in the Bureau of Consumer Protection [FTC]


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  1. RandomHookup says:

    I actually feel much safer already.

  2. And whilst we’re talking about useless unhelpful consumer protection beaurocracies gutted since the days of Teddy Roosevelt, it’s worth a mention that the OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) is quietly trying to undermine the Senate Hearings you were talking about just a few days ago by stonewalling requests for complaint information.

  3. Ben Popken says:

    Electoral, link? Be interested in following up on that.

  4. I don’t know of anything in print as yet. It’s just grumbling from irritated staffers so far.

  5. timmus says:

    Some ironic quotation marks would be appropriate for the titles of these posts.

  6. Paul D says:

    As a reminder, your state’s Attorney General’s Office usually has a consumer protection division.

    For example, here’s mine:


    (Full disclosure: I work for the AG’s office.)

  7. AcilletaM says:

    What is that man doing to that horse?

  8. RandomHookup says:

    I think it’s a scene from Equus.