President Obama has selected Julie Brill and Edith Ramirez to serve on the Federal Trade Commission. Brill is currently the Senior Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Consumer Protection and Antitrust for the North Carolina Department of Justice, a position she has held since February 2009. Prior to working with the North Carolina DOJ, Brill was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont. Ramirez is a currently a Partner with the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP in Los Angeles and focuses her practice on issues including copyright and trademark infringement, antitrust, and unfair competition. Ramirez has represented companies including Mattel, American Broadcasting Companies, and The Walt Disney Company.
If confirmed by the Senate, Brill and Ramirez will fill the two vacant spots on the Commission created when Deborah Majoras left the FTC in March 2008 and Pamela Jones Harbor’s term ended this September. Brill and Ramirez would each serve a seven year term.
Additional information about Brill and Ramirez is available here.