The FTC Gang’s All Here, Part III
As we noted in a previous post, the United States Senate has confirmed five new commissioners, bringing a full complement to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Four of those commissioners have taken their seats, with the fifth likely to join in the Fall. Here we will provide the biographies of the last two commissioners (based on seniority). We have already discussed the other three new commissioners.
Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter – Commissioner Slaughter was sworn in in May 2018. She comes to the FTC from Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) office. In her capacity of Chief Counsel, she advised Senator Schumer on a variety of issues including competition, telecom, privacy and consumer protection among several other issues. She also spent time in private practice at the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley Austin. Commissioner Slaughter has her bachelor and law degrees from Yale University.
Christine Wilson was confirmed as an FTC commissioner but has not been sworn in yet. She will occupy the seat currently held by Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen whose term will expire in the Fall of 2018. She comes to the FTC after serving as former Chief of Staff to then-FTC Chair Tim Murris and serving as senior vice president for regulatory and international affairs at Delta Air Lines Inc. She earned her law degree from The Georgetown University Law Center and spent time at several national law firms including Kirkland Ellis and O’Melveny & Myers LLP.