J. Thomas Rosch

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J. Thomas Rosch
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Commissioner of Federal Trade Commission
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 5, 2006
Preceded by William Kovacic
Personal details
Born October 4, 1939[1]
Council Bluffs, IA
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carolyn Lee (Kitzi) Rosch, (two children, 4 grandchildren)
Alma mater Harvard University School of Law, LLB 1965,

Jesus College, Cambridge, 1962 (no degree), Harvard College, B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 1961

Profession Lawyer

J. Thomas Rosch was sworn in as a Commissioner of the United States Federal Trade Commission on January 5, 2006, to a term that expires in September 2012.[2]

Rosch joined the FTC from the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins, where he was the former managing partner and most recently a partner, working in the firm’s antitrust and trade practices group. Rosch served as chair of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section in 1990, and he has chaired the State Bar of California’s Antitrust Section. He served as the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection director from 1973 to 1975, and in 1989 was a member of the Special Committee to Study the Role of the FTC.[3]

Nationally regarded for his antitrust and trade regulation law expertise, and as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers for more than 20 years, he has been lead counsel in more than 100 federal and state court antitrust cases and has more than 40 years experience before the Bar. In 2003, Rosch was honored as Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar Antitrust Section. He obtained his LLB from Harvard University in 1965.[4]

Rosch is married with two children and four grandchildren.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nominations of J. Thomas Rosch and William E. Kovacic to be Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission". Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate. US Government Printing Office. 2005-11-14. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  2. ^ "J. Thomas Rosch, Commissioner". Federal Trade Commission Official Website. Federal Trade Commission. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  3. ^ "Nominations of J. Thomas Rosch and William E. Kovacic to be Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission". Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate. US Government Printing Office. 2005-11-14. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  4. ^ "Nominations of J. Thomas Rosch and William E. Kovacic to be Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission". Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate. US Government Printing Office. 2005-11-14. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  5. ^ "J. Thomas Rosch, Commissioner". Federal Trade Commission Official Website. Federal Trade Commission. Retrieved 2009-05-10.