Duane Pozza is an Assistant Director in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Financial Practices. He has worked extensively on consumer protection issues related to emerging financial technologies, from online lending platforms to mobile payments to virtual currencies and blockchain technology. Among his other work, has helped lead the FTC’s FinTech Forum series, exploring the consumer implications of technologies such as peer-to-peer payments and blockchain. Prior to joining the FTC, Duane was a partner in private practice in DC, focusing on media and developing technology litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford Law School.