Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ohlhausen to Be Nominated as FTC Commissioner

This posting was written by the CCH Trade Regulation editorial staff.

Maureen K. Ohlhausen, a Washington, D.C. attorney and former Federal Trade Commission staffer, will be nominated as FTC Commissioner, according to a White House statement issued yesterday.

Ohlhausen would fill the position held by Commissioner William E. Kovacic, whose term on the FTC expires in September.

She is currently a partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, in the firm’s privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity practice.

From 1997 to 2008, Ohlhausen served in a number of leadership roles at the FTC, including as Director of the Office of Policy Planning and, earlier, as an attorney advisor for Commissioner Orson Swindle.

A graduate of University of Virginia and George Mason University School of Law, Ohlhausen is a senior editor of the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Journal. She has taught privacy law and unfair trade practices as an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law.

Text of the announcement appears here at the White House website.

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