Joshua D. Wright, a former law professor and former scholar in residence at the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, was sworn in on Friday, replacing J. Thomas Rosch as an FTC commissioner.
Rosch, whose term ended this past year, has served as an FTC commissioner since January 2006.
“We’ll miss Commissioner Rosch, who’s been a wonderful commissioner and a strong advocate for vigorous enforcement,” FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said. “We’re delighted to welcome Josh Wright, who will be terrific.”
Before coming to the FTC, Wright worked as a law professor at George Mason University Law School and served as scholar in residence at the agency’s Bureau of Competition. He previously served as a visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Law. Wright’s expertise includes consumer protection, empirical law and economics, antitrust law and economics, intellectual property and the law, and economics of contracts.
Wright received a J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he served as managing editor of the UCLA Law Review, as well as a bachelor’s in economics with the highest departmental honors from the University of California at San Diego.
Wright will join four other commissioners on the FTC, including Julie Brill, Leibowitz, Maureen K. Ohlhausen and Edith Ramirez.