Last week, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz announced that he would leave the FTC after four years at the helm of the consumer protection agency. Leibowitz’s last day at the FTC will be February 15.

According to the FTC’s press release and a New York Times story announcing Leibowitz’s decision to leave the agency, his leadership of the FTC was marked by a strong commitment to online privacy, as well as muscular enforcement of competition and consumer protection laws. The Times story also provides a broad overview of potential successors to Leibowitz.

Leibowitz has not publicly announced his professional plans after leaving the agency.

Click here to read the FTC’s press release.

Click here to read the New York Times story announcing Leibowitz’s decision to leave the FTC (subscription may be required).