David Newman has been with the Federal Trade Commission in San Francisco for more than 36 years, during which time he has worked on a variety of consumer protection and competition matters. He has participated in litigation involving nutritional supplements, diet centers, and a number of high-tech products. He has litigated a number of cases in United States courts involving business opportunity frauds, investment frauds, employment agency scams, and fraudulent nutritional supplements. He has spoken to industry groups on high-tech issues, including privacy issues and the resale of used or returned merchandise as new.
On the competition side, he has worked on mergers and conduct matters involving a wide range of industries, including wearing apparel, health care, institutional pharmacies, computer software, and computer networking, and has led a litigation team in a hospital merger case. He served as Acting Assistant Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Los Angeles Regional Office from March 1998, to February 1999. From September 2004, to March 2005, he was based in Jakarta, Indonesia, as a resident technical advisor on competition matters to the KPPU, the Republic of Indonesia's competition agency, and to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
He received his B.A. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1967 and his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of Law in 1972.