Ramirez Agenda At Helm Of FTC Is Anyone's Guess

Law360, New York (February 28, 2013, 7:45 PM EST) -- When she takes over as chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Edith Ramirez will bring even-handed leadership and broad experience, but her relative reserve during her three years at the agency means her priorities for the antitrust and consumer protection watchdog are unclear, attorneys said Thursday.

President Barack Obama plans to designate Ramirez as the new leader of the FTC to replace outgoing chair Jon Leibowitz, a White House official said Thursday. Because Ramirez was already confirmed as a Democratic commissioner in early 2010, the Senate does not have to weigh in on the administration's choice.

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