Brill was sworn in as a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission April 6, 2010, to a term that expires on September 25, 2016.
Since joining the Commission, she has worked on issues most affecting today’s consumers, including protecting consumers’ privacy, encouraging appropriate advertising substantiation, guarding consumers from financial fraud, and maintaining competition in industries involving high tech and health care.
Before she became a commissioner, Brill was the senior deputy attorney general and chief of consumer protection and antitrust for the North Carolina Department of Justice. Brill has also been a lecturer in law at Columbia University’s School of Law.
Commissioner Brill was an assistant attorney General for Consumer Protection and Antitrust for the State of Vermont for over 20 years, from 1988 to 2009. Commissioner Brill has testified before Congress, published numerous articles, and served on many national expert panels focused on consumer protection issues such as pharmaceuticals, privacy, credit reporting, data security breaches, and tobacco.
This event is co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School.