Jessica L. Rich

Former Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection

Biography

Jessica L. Rich was appointed the Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) by Chairwoman Edith Ramirez on June 17, 2013. She oversaw Commission attorneys, investigators, and administrative personnel working to protect consumers from deceptive and unfair practices in the commercial marketplace.

Rich joined the FTC as a staff attorney more than 25 years ago, after starting her career in private practice in New York City.

She previously served as Deputy Director of BCP, Associate Director of the Division of Financial Practices, and Acting Associate Director of the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. Rich developed or oversaw hundreds of enforcement actions and led major policy initiatives related to privacy, emerging technologies, deception, and fraud. She also developed a number of significant FTC rules.

She is a graduate of New York University Law School (1987) and Harvard University (1983).

Rich is a native Washingtonian.

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