Democrat who was appointed as the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission in 2009.
He graduated from the New York University School of Law in 1984, after earning a degree in American History in 1980.
He has focused on issues such as Energy, childhood obesity, healthcare, and consumer protection since becoming FTC Chairman.
He has two daughters with wife and journalist, Ruth Marcus.
He was appointed Chairman of the FTC by President Barack Obama in 2009.