Mary K. Engle

Director, Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Advertising Practices

Mary K. Engle directs the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Advertising Practices. The Division is responsible for regulating national advertising matters, including claims about food, OTC drugs, dietary supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and Internet services. The Division also enforces the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, a statute regulating the online collection of personal information from children. Ms. Engle joined the FTC as a staff attorney in 1990, has held a number of management positions in the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and has served as an advisor to a Commissioner. Before joining the FTC, Ms. Engle practiced law with a firm in Washington, D.C. She received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1983 and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1986.

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