Terrell McSweeny Begins Term at Federal Trade Commission

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Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez welcomed Terrell McSweeny as she began her official duties today as an FTC Commissioner. President Obama named McSweeny to a term that ends on September 25, 2017. She was confirmed by a 95-1 vote in the U.S. Senate on April 9, 2014.

“We are very pleased that Terrell McSweeny is joining the Commission,” Chairwoman Ramirez said. “Her considerable experience in the law and public policy will be an asset to the agency as it continues to pursue its missions of protecting consumers and promoting competition.”

Before joining the FTC, McSweeny served as Chief Counsel for Competition Policy and Intergovernmental Relations for the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. She joined the Antitrust Division after serving as Deputy Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President from January 2009 until February 2012, advising President Obama and Vice President Biden on policy in a variety of areas, including health care, innovation, intellectual property, energy, education, women’s rights, criminal justice and domestic violence.

McSweeny’s government service also includes her work as Senator Joe Biden’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director in the U.S. Senate, where she managed domestic and economic policy development and legislative initiatives, and as Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she worked on issues such as criminal justice, innovation, women's rights, domestic violence, judicial nominations and immigration and civil rights. She also worked as an attorney at O'Melveny & Myers LLP.

McSweeny is a graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown University Law School.

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