Terrell McSweeny


Covington & Burling

Former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; Partner

Terrell McSweeny is a former Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.  She is currently a partner at Covington & Burling where her practice focuses on competition, privacy, cybersecurity, and consumer protection.  Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. McSweeny held several senior government appointments including: Chief Counsel for Competition Policy in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division; Deputy Assistant to President Obama and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President Biden; and Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ms. McSweeny has written and spoken extensively on issues at the intersection of law and cutting edge technologies including competition and big data, AI, Fintech, Digital Health, and the Internet of Things (“IoT”).  Ms. McSweeny currently serves as a Distinguished Fellow of Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Center for Democracy & Technology.  She is a graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown Law.


Contributions by Terrell McSweeny

  • 2 Disciplines, 1 Digital Economy: Intersection of Data Protection & Competition
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020
  • The Portability and Privacy Balancing Act
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
  • What Next? Changes to Consumer Protection and Antitrust Law May Reshape Privacy
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Data Governance: From Principles to Application
    Speaker at United Nations Global Pulse and IAPP Joint Event
  • Technology, Business and Policy: The FTC as a Privacy Regulator
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2016