The American Lawyer Names Arnold & Porter's Robert Pitofsky to Its 2015 Class of 'Lifetime Achievers'
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 31, 2015 - The American Lawyer recently announced that Arnold & Porter Retired Counsel Robert Pitofsky is a recipient of its 2015 Lifetime Achievers Award. The magazine's annual award is conferred upon several individuals each year who "serve as a role model for law firm lawyers" during the course of their legal careers.
Mr. Pitofsky, a leading antitrust scholar and the long-time dean of the Georgetown University Law Center, joined Arnold & Porter in 1973 after serving as the Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection. He spent more than 30 years at Arnold & Porter, leaving to serve as an FTC Commissioner from 1978-1981 and as FTC Chair from 1995-2001. After rejoining the firm in 2001, he worked with members of Arnold & Porter's global antitrust and competition practice until his retirement from the firm at the end of 2012.
Mr. Pitofsky "became a go-to adviser for several generations of antitrust lawyers," concluded the magazine's editors.
Jonathan Gleklen, head of the firm's Antitrust/Competition practice was quoted as saying: "[Robert Pitofsky] was the person anyone could go to [and] bounce ideas off … He was the wise man of the practice."