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Emmie Habtemariam

Emmie Habtemariam is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office. She is a member of the Advertising and Consumer Protection Group, the Anti-Corruption/FCPA Group, and the White Collar Defense and Investigations Group.

On Thursday, March 7, 2024, the U.S. Senate confirmed two nominees for the open seats on the Federal Trade Commission:  Andrew N. Ferguson, former solicitor general of the Commonwealth of Virginia; and Melissa Holyoak, former solicitor general with the Utah Attorney General’s Office.  With this confirmation of two new Republican Commissioners, the FTC is one step closer to a full slate of five bipartisan Commissioners.  The Senate also re-confirmed Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter for a second term.  President Biden had nominated Ferguson and Holyoak on July 11, 2023, and renominated Slaughter on February 13, 2023. Continue Reading FTC Returns to Bipartisan Commission with Confirmation of Two New Republican Commissioners