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Lesley Fair

Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection
Senior Attorney
Lesley Fair is a Senior Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. For more than 20 years she litigated false advertising and fraud cases. She now specializes in industry outreach and serves as the primary author of the FTC’s Business Blog, which the ABA Journal named as one of the Best Legal Blogs of 2018.

In 2015, Lesley joined the small number of public servants honored with the FTC’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lesley was a Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s Consumer Protection Committee and now serves on the Section’s Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Committee. She wrote the monthly “Fair Trade” column in Electronic Retailer magazine and contributed chapters to Food and Drug Law and Regulation (3d ed. 2015) and Social Media and the FDA (2010).

On the faculty of the Catholic University School of Law since 1984, Lesley holds the title of Distinguished Lecturer and has been voted Outstanding Adjunct Professor. She also teaches Consumer Protection Law at the George Washington University Law School.

Lesley is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Texas School of Law. She clerked for United States District Judge Fred Shannon in San Antonio and served as staff counsel to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.