Deon Woods Bell

Deon Woods Bell

Deon Woods Bell is Counsel for International Consumer Protection at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, in their Office of International Affairs. Since joining the FTC 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, in addition to issues pertaining to the nexus between consumer protection and competition policy. She currently serves as the lead FTC official for the International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network (ICPEN) Secretariat and oversees the FTC’s consumer protection technical assistance portfolio. She also designed and implemented the FTC’s first Consumer University in 2011, as well as helped launch the African Consumer Protection Dialogue in 2009. Prior to joining the FTC, Ms. Woods Bell was a Senior Counsel with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce where she primarily advised regarding commercial law legal reform and technical assistance programs in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Latin America. She was an associate at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP in Washington D.C. and also Assistant General Counsel for two Fortune 500 companies, focusing on international transactions and regulatory issues, prior to joining the U.S. Government.

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Guest Appearances
April 26, 2019

ABA Section of Antitrust Law March 2019 – Big Data Task Force

Sheng Li, Deon Woods Bell, Aaron Burstein, and Vandy Howell talk about the section’s Big Data Task Force and their forthcoming special report.

June 5, 2018

ABA Section of Antitrust Law: Dialogue on Developments in African Consumer Protection Law

Deon Woods Bell, Hugh Stevenson, Babatunde Irukera, David Ong’Olo, Atef Amin Yacoub, and Luyamba Mpamba Kapembwa discuss consumer protection priorities and trends for Egypt, Nigeria, Zambia, and Kenya.

May 1, 2017

ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: A Closer Look at the FTC’s Global Role in Consumer Protection

Deon Woods Bell and Laureen Kapin talk about their experiences both with the FTC and with the ABA Antitrust Section.