Speaker Profile

Daniel Kaufman
Acting Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection / Federal Trade Commission

Daniel Kaufman is the Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. He was the Bureau’s Deputy Director from 2012-2020, and has also served as the Bureau’s Chief of Staff and as an Attorney-Advisor to former FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras.

Mr. Kaufman joined the FTC in 1998 as a staff attorney in the Division of Advertising Practices, where he litigated cases challenging unsubstantiated health and disease advertising claims, including the Commission’s litigations against Rexall Sundown, Kevin Trudeau, and Direct Marketing Concepts. Prior to joining the Commission, he spent four years as a litigator in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was awarded Order of the Coif.