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Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Edith Ramirez named Chairwoman of the FTC

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

I am very happy to report that Edith Ramirez has been named Chairwomen of the FTC. Ramirez is a strong choice. She is analytically sharp and a reasonable person from my read of her policy statements and decisions. There are a number of issues where the FTC can play a vital role going forward.  Ramirez can help bring clarity to health care, standard essential patents, and state anti-competitive regulation to name just a few issues on the antitrust side.

Ramirez is, to my knowledge, also the first Latina Chair of the FTC (and Obama‚Äôs campaign director of Latino Outreach in the state of California in his 2008 campaign). I am an immigrant from Latin America to the United States. English was my third language. I feel great pride whenever someone of Latin origin reaches great success.

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