Updated 4:59 p.m.
President Barack Obama on Friday nominated three lawyers to serve as commissioners on the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Election Commission.
For the FEC, Obama nominated Ann Ravel and Lee Goodman. Ravel has been the chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission since March 2011, when she left the U.S. Department of Justice after two years as deputy assistant attorney general for torts and consumer litigation in the Civil Division.
Goodman is an election law partner in the Washington office of LeClairRyan, where he has worked since 2005. He was previously a counsel at Wiley Rein and, earlier, served in attorney positions in Virginia, including former deputy counselor to the governor and counsel to the attorney general of Virginia.
For the FTC, Obama nominated Terrell McSweeny, a senior counsel for competition policy in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division who has deep ties to the White House. She previously was a deputy assistant to the president and domestic policy advisor to the vice president from 2009 to 2012.
McSweeny worked for Vice President Biden in the Senate from 2005 to 2008 as deputy chief of staff and as counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee.