Heather Hippsley JD ’84


Heather Hippsley JD ’84 retired from her position as Federal Trade Commission deputy general counsel on February 29, 2020, after more than 35 years of service. Hippsley served as the FTC’s chief of staff from 2013 to 2017 under Chair Edith Ramirez, and subsequently was appointed deputy general counsel by Acting Chair Maureen K. Ohlhausen. Before that, she worked as an assistant director in the divisions of Advertising Practices, Enforcement, and Service Industry Practices, and as an attorney advisor to Commissioners Andrew J. Strenio Jr. and Dennis A. Yao. She joined the agency in 1984 as an attorney in the agency’s Cleveland Regional Office.


Heather Hippsley JD ’84 was appointed chief of staff of the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Previously, Hippsley was assistant director in the Federal Trade Commission Division of Enforcement.