Sheila F. Anthony was sworn in as a member of the Federal Trade Commission on September 30, 1997. She was appointed by President Clinton to a term that expired September 25, 2002. Before appointment, Commissioner Anthony served as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice from 1993 to 1995. As Assistant Attorney General, Commissioner Anthony was the liaison between the Department and Congress, and the liaison to the White House Legislative Affairs Office. In addition, she was responsible for implementing the strategy to carry out the Department’s legislative initiatives. Prior to government service, Commissioner Anthony practiced law at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, Washington, D.C., where she specialized in intellectual property law.
Commissioner Anthony is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the Washington College of Law, American University. She is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and the Supreme Court of Arkansas.