On March 3, President Obama announced that he will nominate Jon Leibowitz ‘84  for a second term as the commissioner and chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, and Paul Piquado ‘99, as assistant secretary for Import Administration in the Department of Commerce.

Leibowitz was sworn in as commissioner in September 2004, and appointed to serve as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission in March 2009. As Chairman, Leibowitz has focused on protecting consumer’s privacy on the Internet and protecting consumers who have been targeted by scams. He has also helped to preserve competition in healthcare and has promoted competition and innovation in the technology sector through law enforcement and policy initiatives.

Piquado has been serving as the deputy assistant secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) Policy and Negotiations in the Import Administration at the Department of Commerce since March 2010. Piquado is responsible for the development and implementation of policies governing the administration of the AD/CVD statutes to ensure enforcement and application of the trade remedy laws. Piquado helps coordinate antidumping and subsidy-related negotiations with the nation’s trading partners and coordinates the monitoring and analysis of foreign subsidy and dumping practices.