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Antitrust Texas
October 2024
Houston, TX

Charles Harwood
Director, Northwest Regional Office at Federal Trade Commission (FTC)


Charles Harwood has been the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Northwest Regional Office, located in Seattle, since 2014. He was also the Northwest Region Director between 1989 and 2009. From 2009 through 2013, he was Deputy Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and during that period he also briefly served as the Acting Director of the Bureau. From 2008 to 2021, Mr. Harwood concurrently served as a Commissioner of the Department of the Interior’s Indian Arts and Crafts Board. Before joining the FTC, Mr. Harwood was a staff attorney for the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee between 1983 and 1989. He is a member of the Oregon and DC bars and a graduate of the Willamette University College of Law.

Agenda Sessions

  • US Antitrust: Policy Update & Enforcement Priorities