Pamela Jones Harbour, an independent, was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission August 4, 2003, to a term that expires in September 2009.
Ms. Harbour joins the FTC from Kaye Scholer LLP where she served as a partner in the litigation department handling antitrust matters. She counseled clients on Internet privacy, e-commerce, consumer protection, and a variety of competition-related matters. Prior to joining Kaye Scholer, Ms. Harbour was New York State Deputy Attorney General and Chief of the Office’s 150-attorney Public Advocacy Division. During her 11-year term in the Attorney General’s office, she argued before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of 35 states in State Oil v. Khan, a landmark price-fixing case. She also successfully represented numerous states in New York v. Reebok, States v. Keds, and States v. Mitsubishi, each resulting in multimillion-dollar national consumer settlements. Among her most notable antitrust cases were New York v. May Department Stores, a successful anti-merger challenge, and States v. Primestar Partners, a consent judgment culminating a four-year multistate investigation of the cable television industry.
Ms. Harbour received her law degree in 1984 from Indiana University School of Law, and a B.M. in 1981 from Indiana University School of Music.
Ms. Harbour, a native of New York who lives in New Jersey, is married to John Harbour, and has three children.