James Trilling

Federal Trade Commission

Jim is an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. He previously worked in the FTC’s Division of Advertising Practices. At the FTC, he has led policy initiatives, investigations, and litigation enforcement actions involving a wide range of consumer protection issues, including online privacy, data security, and the installation of malware on consumers’ computers. For two years, he was detailed from the FTC to serve as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. In that role, he conducted investigations, planned Committee hearings, and worked on legislative proposals regarding a variety of issues. Before joining the FTC, he litigated a variety of cases at a law firm in Washington, DC, and clerked for then-U.S. District Court Judge David F. Hamilton. He graduated from Indiana University and from Harvard Law School.