Commissioner Julie Brill with the Federal Trade Commission recently announced that she will step down at the end of this month to enter private practice. 

Brill was appointed by President Obama and sworn in on April 6, 2010.  Prior to joining the FTC, Brill was the Senior Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Consumer Protection and Antitrust for the North Carolina Department of Justice.  Before that, she served as an Assistant Attorney General for Consumer Protection and Antitrust for the State of Vermont for more than 20 years.  While working for the FTC, Brill oversaw extensive rulemaking and enforcement actions across a wide array of consumer protection statutes. 

Commissioner Brill has been an unwavering advocate for consumers and competition during her six-year tenure at the Federal Trade Commission, said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. Commissioner Brills expertise in consumer protection, privacy, and antitrust has been an asset to the agency, and we are sorry to see her leave.  We wish her well on her next steps.

Troutman Sanders LLP has extensive experience in counseling compliance on regulatory issues and related litigation.  We will provide an update when Commissioner Brill’s successor is named.