"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)

Source: Reuters, 04/29/2013