Betsy Broder, Counsel for International Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Betsy Broder, Counsel for International Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), is a veteran consumer protection attorney with an expansive background in policy and law enforcement. In her current position, she works with foreign counterparts on a wide range of consumer protection issues, including cross border enforcement coordination, mass marketing fraud, and financial scams. Before joining the Office of International Affairs, Ms. Broder was the agency’s Criminal Liaison Chief, where she promoted the criminal prosecution of egregious fraud committed by FTC defendants. Betsy has served in a variety of senior positions where she oversaw the development of the FTC’s identity theft program, directed privacy and data security enforcement matters, and supervised federal court litigation involving telemarketing, pyramid schemes, and get-rich-quick scams. Ms. Broder has also served as a legal advisor to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. She has testified before Congress and has appeared in numerous television programs and newspaper articles on consumer issues. Prior to joining the FTC, Ms. Broder was an Assistant Attorney General for New York State. She is a graduate of the Colorado College and the University of Buffalo Law School.