Leibowitz has not announced his future plans, although antitrust lawyers predict he will wind up at a law firm in Washington. Prior to joining the FTC in 2004 as a commissioner, Leibowitz was vice president for congressional affairs for the Motion Picture Association of America. Before that, he was Democratic chief counsel and staff director for the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee from 1997 to 2000.
With his departure from the FTC imminent, Leibowitz said he was "feeling a little wistful. These jobs are exhilarating and also a little exhausting, so probably it's a good time for me to move on."
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