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Jessica L. Rich

Federal Trade Commission
Associate Director, Division of Financial Practices
Bureau of Consumer Protection
Washington, DC, USA

Jessica Rich, Associate Director, Division of Financial Practices, FTC

As Associate Director of the FTC's Division of Financial Practices, Ms. Rich oversees enforcement and policy work related to mortgage and debt relief fraud, debt collection, payday lending, auto leasing and lending, mobile payments, and numerous other consumer protection issues arising in the financial sector. A 20+ year veteran at the agency, Ms. Rich has held a number of other senior positions during her FTC tenure, including Associate Director of the Division Privacy and Identity Protection and Deputy Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. Ms. Rich's accomplishments include development of numerous FTC regulations; enforcement against companies such as Google, Twitter, Microsoft, ChoicePoint, TJX, and LexisNexis; testifying before Congress on a variety of consumer protection issues; and leading policy initiatives, such as the FTC's Behavioral Advertising Initiative, 2010 Privacy Staff Report, and Mobile Program. Mr. Rich is a graduate of Harvard University and New York University Law School.


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