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Edith Ramirez

Partner*
Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles

Edith Ramirez
Phone
+1 202 637 5509 (Washington, D.C.)
+1 310 785 4600 (Los Angeles)
Fax
+1 202 637 5910 (Washington, D.C.)
+1 310 785 4601 (Los Angeles)
Languages
Spanish

Edith Ramirez, former Chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), is co-head of the Antitrust and Competition practice and a partner in 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 U.S. 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.

* Admitted only in California. Supervised by principals of the firm who are members of the D.C. bar

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1992
  • A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1989

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • California
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