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Brill Named FTC Commissioner
Julie Brill became a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) April 6 after being sworn in by FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz. President Obama named her to a term that expires Sept. 25, 2016.
Prior to becoming a commissioner, Brill was the senior deputy attorney general and chief of Consumer Protection and Antitrust for the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, a position she held since February 2009. Before joining the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, Brill was an assistant attorney general for Consumer Protection and Antitrust for the Vermont Attorney General’s Office for more than 20 years. During her tenure at the state level, she served as co-chair of the NAAG Privacy Working Group and Fair Credit Reporting Working Group. Brill spearheaded litigation and legislative efforts in a wide variety of areas affecting consumers, including privacy, fair credit reporting, pharmaceutical issues, fuel and energy, tobacco, and antitrust.
In 1995, she received the NAAG Marvin Award for her “outstanding leadership, expertise and achievement in advancing the goals of the association.” In 2001, she received the Brandeis Award from Privacy International for her work promoting consumers’ interests in privacy issues.
Prior to her career in law enforcement, Brill was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York, and she clerked for Vermont Federal District Court Judge Franklin S. Billings, Jr. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, and from New York University School of Law, where she had a Root-Tilden Scholarship for her commitment to public service.