Ramirez Expected To Be Appointed FTC Chairman
President Barack Obama plans to nominate Edith Ramirez as the next chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, according to several reports. A Harvard Law classmate of Obama's, she took charge of Latino outreach for his 2008 campaign. An antitrust and litigation expert, Ramirez is a strong supporter of consumer-protection issues; advertisers will be expected to ensure their claims are substantiated to avoid any FTC sanction. Rammirez is also expected to push new ground in privacy protections.