FTC commissioner joins Fulbright & Jaworski

Former Federal Trade Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour will join law firm Fulbright & Jaworski as a partner in its antitrust and competition practice. She'll start the job May 17.

Harbour has been one of the five FTC commissioners since 2003, until her term expired Tuesday.

She recently criticized technology companies for publicly exposing consumer data, especially during the rollout of new products. In a March speech, she cited Google's launch of its social networking application Buzz as an example of big firms being careless with consumer information.

Before going to the FTC, Harbour was an antitrust partner at Kaye Scholer. She also had an 11-year stint in the New York Attorney General's Office, eventually becoming deputy attorney general.

Her practice focuses on Internet privacy, e-commerce and consumer protection, according to the Legal Times.

"Pamela's governmental experience and substantive knowledge make her a great fit for our firm during a time of increased enforcement initiatives," said Layne Kruse, the co-chair of the firm’s antitrust and competition practice, in a statement.