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Heather Hippsley

Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Assistant Director, Division of Advertising Practices
Washington, DC, USA


Heather Hippsley is an assistant director for the Division of Advertising Practices with over twenty-five years experience specializing in the Federal Trade Commission's advertising and marketing law. During her tenure with the Commission, Ms. Hippsley has handled numerous federal court and administrative cases dealing with deceptive advertising including actions against Kellogg's for its Frosted Mini-Wheats and Rice Krispies ad campaigns, Bayer for its One-A-Day WeightSmart ad campaign, and KFC for its "Eat Better" ad campaign, and against the marketers of Cortislim, Xenadrine EFX, Focus Factor, Senior Moment, and Coral Calcium Supreme. Ms. Hippsley also heads up the agency's Food Marketing to Children project. Prior to her appointment as an assistant director in the Division of Advertising Practices, Ms. Hippsley was an assistant director in the Division of Enforcement. She also has served as an Attorney Advisor to two former FTC Commissioners. She is a recipient of the Commission's Louis D. Brandeis Award for Excellence in Litigation.

 Ms. Hippsley received her J.D. cum laude from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1984. She received her B.S. from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in 1979. She is a member of the State Bar of Ohio.

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