During Majoras's four-year tenure at the FTC, companies such as DirecTV and Ameriquest Mortgage paid millions in fines to settle charges of illegal telemarketing. The FTC also brought
cases against several pharmaceutical companies, alleging that they paid off generic-drug makers to keep generic medications off the market.
Majoras also endured her share of controversy. For example, the FTC faced criticism for tackling childhood obesity by calling on soda, cereal and snack-food companies to change their marketing practices--an approach favored by the industry but not consumer groups, which view self-regulation as too weak.