Julie Brill was sworn in as a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 6, 2010. Since joining the Commission, Ms. Brill has been working actively on issues of critical importance to today’s consumers, including protecting consumers’ privacy, encouraging appropriate advertising substantiation, guarding consumers from financial fraud and maintaining competition in industries involving health care and high-tech.
Prior to becoming a commissioner, Ms. Brill was the senior deputy attorney general and chief of consumer protection and antitrust for the North Carolina Department of Justice. Commissioner Brill has also been a lecturer-in-law at Columbia University’s School of Law. Before serving as chief of consumer protection and antitrust in North Carolina, Commissioner Brill served as an assistant attorney general for consumer protection and antitrust for the State of Vermont for over 20 years. Commissioner Brill graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and New York University School of Law, where she had a Root-Tilden Scholarship for her commitment to public service.