US: Former FTC Commissioner joins Georgetown

Former FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny is joining Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy as a distinguished fellow. McSweeny, who played a key role on significant antitrust and consumer protection enforcement at both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (2014-2017) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) (2012-2014), brings a wealth of expertise at the intersection of law, policy, and cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence, digital health, fintech, and the “internet of things.”

McSweeny said, “I am thrilled to join the important discussion on technology law and policy at the Institute. As an alum, I am looking forward to contributing to the excellent work Georgetown Law School doing training lawyers and addressing the challenging questions at the intersection of technology, law, and public policy.”

McSweeny is a partner in the DC office of Covington & Burling. She has deep experience with regulations governing mergers and non-criminal, anti-competitive conduct, as well as issues relating to cybersecurity and privacy facing high-tech, financial, health care, pharmaceutical, automotive, media, and other industries. Prior to joining the FTC, she served as chief counsel for competition policy and intergovernmental Relations for the DOJ’s Antitrust Division. Prior to that she served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President (2009-2012), and as Senator Joe Biden’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director in the US Senate.

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