Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz welcomed Edith Ramirez as an FTC Commissioner at her official swearing-in ceremony today. President Obama named Ramirez, a Democrat, to a term that ends on September 25, 2015. She was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 3, 2010.
“I’m delighted to welcome Commissioner Ramirez to the FTC,” Leibowitz said. “Edith is a talented litigator with a strong commitment to public service and I’m sure her contributions to upholding our mission of antitrust enforcement and consumer protection will be tremendous.”
Prior to joining the FTC, Ramirez was a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in Los Angeles, where she handled a broad range of complex business litigation, including successfully representing clients in intellectual property, antitrust and unfair competition matters. She also has extensive appellate litigation experience.
From 1993-1996 she was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, in Los Angeles and clerked for the Hon. Alfred T. Goodwin in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1992-1993.
Ramirez graduated Harvard Law School cum laude (1992), where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and holds an A.B. in History magna cum laude from Harvard-Radcliffe College (1989).