John B. Mavretich

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Back in 2002, the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection sent a letter to search engine websites, advising them on how to avoid deceptive advertising practices.  Over ten years later, they just sent websites a short refresher course. The Bureau recently sent another letter reiterating its commitment to supervising search engines and the ads they display.  Weary of consumer confusion, it wants these websites to clearly separate natural search results, based on relevancy to the search,…
On Friday, the White House announced President Obama will nominate Terrell McSweeny to fill the open Democratic commissioner seat at the Federal Trade Commission. Ms. McSweeny is no stranger to Washington or politics, having worked in government and on political campaigns for almost a decade. Shortly after graduating from Harvard University, Ms. McSweeny worked on the Gore/Lieberman campaign as assistant to the national spokesman. She returned to Washington after the election to pursue a law…
On Monday, June 17, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez named Jessica Rich as Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection.  No stranger to the FTC, Rich has served in a variety of commission leadership roles for over a decade.  Rich was the Bureau’s Deputy Director from November 2009 to January 2012.  Since then, she has been the Associate Director in charge of the Division of Financial Practices. Having also spent 11 years…