Outgoing FTC Chief Leaves Tough Merger Review Legacy

Law360, New York (January 13, 2017, 6:35 PM EST) -- During nearly four years at the helm of the Federal Trade Commission, outgoing Chairwoman Edith Ramirez built a reputation for being unafraid to go to court to tackle anti-competitive mergers, leaving a string of high-profile wins in her wake.

As the new administration prepares to take over, the veteran litigator said Friday she would step down from the competition enforcer that she has served on since April 2010 and run since early 2013. A Harvard Law Review colleague of President Barack Obama, Ramirez spent nearly two decades as a litigator in private practice before joining the FTC, much of it at...

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