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Former FTC commissioner to join Fulbright

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Washington D.C., USA - April 7, 2010, Washington D.C., USA - Former Federal Trade Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour announced that she will be joining Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. as a partner in its antitrust and competition practice, effective May 17.

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Ms. Harbour is well recognized for her knowledge of evolving areas of competition and consumer protection law, including privacy and data security issues. Ms. Harbour served on the Federal Trade Commission from 2003 until this week. Prior to her service on the Commission, she was an antitrust partner at a New York firm.

She previously spent a decade working in the New York Attorney General’s Office, including as Deputy Attorney General, where she investigated and prosecuted a variety of antitrust and consumer protection violations.

Ms. Harbour’s career experience has included frequent speaking engagements, Congressional testimony and publications relating to a wide range of industries and subject areas. The breadth and depth of her knowledge in the energy, health care and privacy fields, as well as her understanding of global antitrust and consumer protection law, will be particularly valuable to Fulbright’s clients.

Ms. Harbour is recognized internationally for her leadership in the emerging field of privacy and data security. As a key member of the U.S. delegation, she has been directly involved in representing U.S. interests during negotiation and implementation of a global privacy framework related to cross-border data transfers.

Beyond her contributions in the realm of information practices, Ms. Harbour also has played an important role in shaping the legal discourse on technological standard setting, innovation markets, vertical distribution restraints, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and health care.

Ms. Harbour received her law and undergraduate degrees from Indiana University. She is licensed to practice in New York. While her application for admission to the District of Columbia Bar is pending, Ms. Harbour’s practice in D.C. will be supervised by principals of the firm licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.

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