Robert Pitofsky Edit Profile
Bachelor, New York University, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1954. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Georgetown University, 1989.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), Nyenrode University, Netherlands, 2002.
Attorney, Department Justice, Washington, 1956-1957;
associate, Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood, New York City, 1957-1963;
professor of law, New York University, 1963-1970;
director, Bureau Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 1970-1973;
professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, 1973-1983, 89-;
dean, executive vice president law center affairs, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, 1983-1989;
commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, 1978-1981;
chairman, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, since 1995;
of counsel, Arnold & Porter, Washington, 1973-1978, 81-95. Guest scholar Brookings Institution, Washington, 1989-1990. Visiting professor law Harvard Law School, 1975-1976.
Faculty member Salzburg (Austria) Seminar in American Studies, 1975. Chairman Defense Science Board task force on antitrust aspects of defense industry downsizing, 1994.
Served with United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Bar Association (council antitrust section 1986-1989), American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Law Institute, Association American Law Schools, Columbia University Center for Law Economic Studies (advisory board 1975-1995).
Married Sally Levy, June 4, 1961. Children:Alexander, David, Elizabeth.