BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – An associate professor at the University of Colorado Law School is taking a leave of absence to serve with the Federal Trade Commission.

The university said Monday that Paul Ohm will serve as a senior policy adviser for consumer protection and competition issues affecting the Internet and mobile markets. He begins his new position Aug. 27 in the agency’s Office of Policy Planning, which focuses on long-range competition and consumer protection policy initiatives and advises staff on cases raising new or complex policy and legal issues.

Ohm specializes in information privacy, computer crime law, intellectual property and criminal procedure.

His career has included working as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s computer crime and intellectual property section.

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