President Obama announced yesterday he intends to nominate Maureen Ohlhausen to be Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.
Maureen K. Ohlhausen is an attorney at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where she is a partner in the firm’s privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity practice. Previously, she worked at the Business Software Alliance as Technology Policy Council. From 1997 to 2008, she served at the Federal Trade Commission in a number of leadership roles, including as Director of the Office of Policy Planning and, earlier, as an attorney advisor for Commissioner Orson Swindle. Earlier in her career, Ms. Ohlhausen worked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit as a law clerk for Judge David Sentelle and clerked for Judge Robert Yock of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She is also a senior editor of the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Journal and has taught privacy law and unfair trade practices as an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law. Ms. Ohlhausen received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.