JESSICA L. RICH
Of Counsel
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JESSICA L. RICH Of Counsel
Jessica Rich, former director of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP), focuses her practice on consumer privacy, advertising, and other consumer protection matters, including compliance with federal and state laws and advocacy in federal and state regulatory investigations.

Jessica has been at the forefront of numerous consumer protection and privacy matters for decades.  During her 26-year career at the FTC, she built the agency’s privacy program from a small team to the signature program it remains today; brought hundreds of cases to halt illegal conduct and return $ billions to injured consumers; led development of the FTC’s rules protecting children’s privacy and data security; spearheaded influential workshops and reports on the Internet of Things, Big Data, data brokers, mobile apps; and enhanced the agency’s technological resources and capabilities.  She also launched a ground-breaking campaign (“Every Community”) to reach out to Black, Latino, and other underserved communities, educate them about their rights, and promote closer engagement with the FTC.

Following her FTC career, Jessica served as vice president for Advocacy at Consumer Reports; as an Independent Consultant to Privacy for America, a business coalition focused on developing a framework for federal privacy legislation; and as a Distinguished Fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy.
 

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Jessica Rich, former director of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP), focuses her practice on consumer privacy, advertising, and other consumer protection matters, including compliance with federal and state laws and advocacy in federal and state regulatory investigations.

Jessica has been at the forefront of numerous consumer protection and privacy matters for decades.  During her 26-year career at the FTC, she built the agency’s privacy program from a small team to the signature program it remains today; brought hundreds of cases to halt illegal conduct and return $ billions to injured consumers; led development of the FTC’s rules protecting children’s privacy and data security; spearheaded influential workshops and reports on the Internet of Things, Big Data, data brokers, mobile apps; and enhanced the agency’s technological resources and capabilities.  She also launched a ground-breaking campaign (“Every Community”) to reach out to Black, Latino, and other underserved communities, educate them about their rights, and promote closer engagement with the FTC.

Following her FTC career, Jessica served as vice president for Advocacy at Consumer Reports; as an Independent Consultant to Privacy for America, a business coalition focused on developing a framework for federal privacy legislation; and as a Distinguished Fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy.