Edith Ramirez, former Chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), is a partner in both the Antitrust and Competition practice and the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. She has long been a strong presence in the international competition and privacy arena. With 20+ years of combined government and private sector experience, she is able to help companies navigate competition, privacy, and data security issues in the United Sates and around the world.
Edith joined the FTC as a commissioner in April 2010 and served as FTC Chairwoman from 2013 to January 2017. During her tenure, she focused on promoting competition – particularly in the technology and life sciences sectors – safeguarding consumer privacy and data security, and protecting vulnerable communities from deceptive and unfair practices.
While at the FTC, Edith worked with corporate leaders and key policy makers, and joined discussions with antitrust enforcers and privacy and data protection regulators from all over the world. She also participated in negotiations to create a new data transfer regime and mechanisms for trans-Atlantic sharing data between the United States and the European Union.