Washington, DC - Terrell McSweeny, who has served as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission since April 2014, has issued a statement announcing her resignation later this month.
“Commissioner McSweeny has been a steadfast advocate for consumers and competition at the Federal Trade Commission,” Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen said. “Her expertise and enthusiasm have been important assets to the agency. She has been an exemplary Commissioner and we wish her well in the future.”
McSweeny has served as an FTC Commissioner since April 28, 2014, following her appointment by President Barack Obama. Her last day at the Commission will be April 27.
Prior to joining the FTC, Commissioner McSweeny served as Chief Counsel for Competition Policy and Intergovernmental Relations for the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. She joined the Antitrust Division after serving as Deputy Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President from January 2009 until February 2012, advising President Obama and Vice President Biden on policy in a variety of areas, including health care, innovation, intellectual property, energy, education, women’s rights, criminal justice and domestic violence.
McSweeny’s government service also includes her work as Senator Joe Biden’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director in the U.S. Senate, where she managed domestic and economic policy development and legislative initiatives, and as Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she worked on issues such as criminal justice, innovation, women's rights, domestic violence, judicial nominations and immigration and civil rights. She also worked as an attorney at O'Melveny & Myers LLP.