An attorney for Payday Lenders Is Verified for F.T.C. Job

WASHINGTON — This new manager associated with Federal Trade Commission’s customer protection product, a watchdog with broad investigative abilities over personal organizations, sticks out even yet in an management vulnerable to turning over authority that is regulatory pro-industry players.

The manager, Andrew M. Smith, has represented Facebook, Uber and Equifax — all ongoing businesses with issues prior to the payment — and intends to recuse himself from a large number of situations given that he’s got been verified for the post.