FTC Chairwoman Ramirez To Step Down

Law360, New York (January 13, 2017, 11:11 AM EST) -- Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said Friday she would resign from the competition and consumer protection watchdog effective Feb. 10 as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office next week.

Ramirez, who has served at the agency since April 2010 and run it since early 2013, oversaw nearly 400 consumer protection law enforcement actions and roughly 100 challenges to mergers and anticompetitive conduct, according to the FTC. That includes some of the most high-profile merger challenges the Obama administration brought, such as blocking Sysco Corp. from merging with US Foods Inc. and the FTC's landmark $1.2 billion pay-for-delay disgorgement deal...

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