Duane 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. He helped lead the FTC’s FinTech Forum series in 2016 and 2017, examining the consumer implications of different FinTech sectors. Prior to joining the FTC, Duane was a partner in private practice in DC, working on media and developing technology litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford Law School.