Outstanding Women: Deborah Platt Majoras

Law360, New York (April 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The name Deborah Platt Majoras is well-known in antitrust circles, but many lawyers may be surprised to learn that the head of the Federal Trade Commission and esteemed competition practitioner jumpstarted her legal career as a receptionist at a Washington law firm.

“I may have learned more about dealing with lawyers in those few months than in all of my time since then!” said Majoras. “It also gave me a tremendous appreciation for the invaluable contributions of support staff – an appreciation that I carry with...
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