Albert H. Kramer, a lawyer with the Washington firm of Arnold & Porter, is slated to be named director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection by FTC chairman Michael Pertschuk, not director of the Bureau of competition as stated in a article in yesterday's editions of the Washington Post.
Two Arnold & Porter lawyers will be named to top positions at the Federal Trade Commission by its newly sworn-in chairman Micheal Pertschuk, sources said yesterday.
Albert H. Kramer is expected to be named director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition and Michael N. Sohn is slated to become the agency's general counsel.
Over at the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, which shares antitrust enforcement with the FTC, sources said yesterday that Donald I. Baker has submitted his resignation as Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, effective at the end of the first week of May.
In a meeting with Baker in February, Attorney General Griffin B. Bell asked Baker to stay on until May 31, but sources say Baker this week decided to leave earlier. In addition to personal reasons - his wife is in the hospital - Baker's impatience at being a lame duck was also cited. Baker was not available for comment yesterday.
No successor has yet been chosen. Last week, Bell told the Public Citizen Forum, a monthly luncheon forum founded by Ralph Nader, that a successor probably wouldn't be named until Baker left his post at the end of May.
In a question and answer session, Bell said it was "possible" that Jon H. Shenefield, who came to the division as deputy assistant attorney general earlier this month, could be named to succeed Baker.