Deon Woods Bell oversees the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection technical assistance portfolio. Since joining the Federal Trade Commission in 2007, Deon Woods Bell has been responsible for a wide variety of consumer policy issues regarding bilateral and regional cooperation, technical assistance, privacy and legal enforcement matters. Prior to joining the FTC, Ms. Woods Bell was a Senior Counsel with the U.S. Department of Commerce, an associate at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP in Washington D.C. and Assistant General Counsel for two Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Woods Bell earned a law degree from the University of Chicago and was a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico. She has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and a triple major B.A from American University in Washington, DC.