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Joseph Simons, formerly of Paul Weiss, testifies Wednesday at his confirmation hearing to lead the FTC. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi / NLJ

A prominent antitrust lawyer in Washington. A consumer advocate versed in financial services, particularly student loans. An in-house corporate attorney at Delta Airlines and a U.S. Senate lawyer.

None of the Trump administration’s four nominees to the Federal Trade Commission would arrive at the agency as an expert in cybersecurity, an issue at the top of the agency’s priorities. They will be forced to hit the ground running on the agency’s investigation into Equifax Inc. over a breach last year that compromised the personal information of 145 million people and brought a flood of litigation against the credit reporting agency.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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