Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Julie Brill will join the firm's Washington, D.C. office as a partner and co-director of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice on 1 April. Julie is a Commissioner at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and her service will conclude on 31 March.

As co-director of the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, Julie succeeds co-director and founding partner Christopher Wolf, who will transition to a senior status at the firm. She will be joined in leadership with Marcy Wilder, co-director of the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice; Harriet Pearson, leader of the firm’s Cybersecurity Solutions Group and Cyber Risk Services business unit; and Eduardo Ustaran, a partner in the firm’s London office, and leader of the firm’s European data protection practice.

Julie’s keen intelligence and reservoir of knowledge about privacy and data security law, combined with her commitment to consumer privacy, make her a natural leader for our privacy practice. She is renowned as a global leader in privacy law and public policy, and is widely-recognized for her distinguished work at the FTC. We are confident she will build upon her years of experience to provide exemplary client service and practice leadership.

Julie was appointed to the FTC by President Obama and unanimously confirmed as a commissioner in 2010.

Prior to serving on the Commission, Julie was an Assistant Attorney General in the States of North Carolina and Vermont for over 20 years. Before joining the Vermont Attorney General’s office, she was an associate at a New York law firm.

At the Federal Trade Commission Julie was also one of the key U.S. antitrust enforcers. As a result, Julie also will be involved in our leading antitrust practices.

Julie earned her B.A. from Princeton University magna cum laude, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she had a Root-Tilden Scholarship for her commitment to public service.