Edith Ramirez

Hogan Lovells (Washington), Hogan Lovells (Los Angeles)
Lawyer (Partner)

Edith Ramirez, former Chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), is co-head of the Antitrust and Competition practice and a partner in the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. She has long been a strong presence in the international competition and privacy arena. With 20 years of combined government and private sector experience, she is able to help companies navigate competition, privacy and data security issues in the U.S. and around the world. Edith joined the FTC as a commissioner in April 2010 and served as FTC Chairwoman from 2013 to January 2017. During her tenure, she focused on promoting competition—particularly in the technology and life sciences sectors—safeguarding consumer privacy and data security, and protecting vulnerable communities from deceptive and unfair practices. While at the FTC, Edith worked with corporate leaders and key policy makers, and joined discussions with antitrust enforcers and privacy and data protection regulators from all over the world. She also participated in negotiations to create a new data transfer regime and mechanisms for trans-Atlantic sharing data between the United States and the European Union.

Linked authors

German Competition Authority (Bonn)
George Mason University (Fairfax)
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
Hogan Lovells (Washington)
Hogan Lovells (Washington)
Hogan Lovells (Washington)
Hogan Lovells (Washington)


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William L. Monts III, Charles (Chuck) Loughlin, Edith Ramirez, Justin W. Bernick, Benjamin F. Holt The US DoJ announces a $100,000 fine and a sentence to 40 months in prison a former CEO for his role in a tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving two competitors (Bumble Bee Foods)


On 16 June 2020, the former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods LLC was sentenced to 40 months in prison and fined US$100,000 for his role in a tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving two competitors. This sentence is one of the most significant penalties ever imposed on a corporate executive in a criminal (...)

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