William Kovacic has served on the Federal Trade Commission since January 2006, and served as chairman from March 2008 until March 2009. Kovacic was the agency's General Counsel from 2001 through 2004. Before he became a commissioner, Kovacic was the E.K. Gubin Professor of Government Contracts Law at George Washington University Law. Since 1992, Kovacic has been an adviser on antitrust and consumer protection issues to a number of foreign governments.