Obama tabs NC attorney to Federal Trade Commission

AP News
Posted: Nov 17, 2009 2:59 PM

North Carolina's consumer protection chief for Attorney General Roy Cooper has been picked to join the Federal Trade Commission.

President Obama nominated Julie Brill to the five-member commission that oversees consumer protection and lawful competition in the economy. The White House announced the nomination Monday.

Brill joined Cooper's Department of Justice in February as senior deputy attorney general. She previously served as an assistant attorney general in Vermont for more than 20 years. Brill is also a lecturer at Columbia University School of Law.

The Senate must confirm the nomination of Brill, who would serve a seven-year term.