Former FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen Joins Neora’s Legal Team

Neora announced the addition of Maureen Ohlhausen, former acting chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to the company’s legal team in its case against the FTC.

Ohlhausen, who is currently a partner at Baker and Botts LLP, brings her expertise in consumer protection and competition to Neora’s fight against the FTC’s overreach.

Prior to joining Baker and Botts LLP, Ohlhausen served as acting FTC chairman from 2017 to 2018 and as a commissioner starting in 2012. Throughout her accomplished career she has testified over a dozen times before Congress and has received numerous awards, including the FTC’s Robert Pitofsky Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Maureen is a strong addition to our robust legal team,” said Deborah Heisz, co-chief executive officer for Neora. “With her FTC background and our strong case, we believe that we can defeat the FTC in its attempt to enact a new retroactive interpretation of how direct selling companies can operate.”

Ohlhausen joins the existing team of prominent lawyers and experts leading Neora’s defense including Ed Burbach, Jay Varon and Craig Florence, all of Foley Lardner LLP, as well as renowned econometrician Walter Vandaele.