View Header


Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 10, 1997
                      THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

President Clinton today announced the nomination of Sheila F. Anthony of Washington, D.C., as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

Ms. Anthony previously served as an Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice where she served as a liaison between the Justice Department and the United States Congress, as well as the Department's liaison to the White House Legislative Affairs Office. In that role, her duties included devising and implementing strategies that carried out the Attorney General's initiatives which required legislative support, as well as managing the Senate confirmation process for Federal judges, Assistant Attorneys General, and U.S. Attorneys.

From 1985 to 1993, Ms. Anthony was a senior associate with the law firm of Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, specializing in intellectual property law, including trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and licensing and technology transfer. She received her B.A. from the University of Arkansas and her J.D. from American University in 1984. She and her husband reside in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Trade Commission is an independent agency responsible for enforcing competition and consumer protection throughout the U.S. economic community.