"Obama Nominates Antitrust Expert Shelanski as New Regulatory Czar"

"WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said on Thursday he would pick Howard Shelanski, an antitrust expert, as his new regulatory czar, a powerful White House position charged with reviewing regulations proposed by government departments."

"Shelanski, who is both an economist and a lawyer, is currently in charge of a team of economists that reviews competition and consumer protection issues at the Federal Trade Commission.

He was described by lawyers who know him as a sophisticated analyst who has a pragmatic approach gained from spending time in the trenches of a government agency."

Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason report for Reuters April 25, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Obama Taps FTC Official as New Regulatory Czar" (The Hill)

"Obama Names FTC Economist as Regulatory Office Chief" (Government Executive)

"Obama's Nominee for OIRA Director" (Huffington Post)

Monday, April 29, 2013