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FTC Commissioner Julie Brill to Deliver 2011 Waterman Lecture

September 19, 2011

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Julie Brill will discuss consumer protection and other issues at Vermont Law School's 2011 Sterry R. Waterman Lecture at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Chase Community Center. Her talk is titled "Finding Heroes in a Small World". It is free and open to the public.

Image of Julie BrillBrill, who was sworn in as an FTC commissioner in 2010, works on issues most affecting today's consumers, including protecting consumers' privacy, encouraging appropriate advertising substantiation, guarding consumers from financial fraud and maintaining competition in industries involving high tech and health care. Brill has received several national awards for her work protecting consumers. She has testified before Congress, published numerous articles and served on many national expert panels focused on consumer protection issues such as pharmaceuticals, privacy, credit reporting, data security breaches and tobacco.

Previously, she was the senior deputy attorney general and chief of consumer protection and antitrust in Vermont for more than 20 years. She has received several national awards for her work protecting consumers. She clerked for Vermont Federal District Court Judge Franklin S. Billings, Jr., from 1985 to 1986. She graduated from New York University School of Law.

The Sterry R. Waterman lecture is named in honor of the late senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and a former president of the Vermont Law School Board of Trustees.

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