Four women inducted into Antitrust Law's Women.Connected 'Hall of Fame-inism'

The American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section’s Women.Connected committee inducted four women into its “Hall of Fame-inism” for their contributions as role models and in promoting women in the antitrust, consumer protection and data privacy fields on November 8, the eve of the section’s Fall Forum in Washington, D.C. The induction ceremony was held at the Washington Hotel.

“From the outset, Women.Connected has been devoted to enabling women to be successful in their antitrust, consumer protection and privacy-related careers, and celebrating the women who made our careers possible,” said Jodie Williams, co-chair with Laila Haider and Mary Coleman of Women.Connected. “We created the Hall of Fame-inism for precisely that reason. This year’s inductees certainly are trailblazers in their fields and made pointed efforts to elevate women and promote diversity within their respective organizations.”

The inductees include:

• Judge Bernice B. Donald has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit since being nominated by President Barack Obama in 2011. Prior to that, she sat on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee from 1996-2011. Donald also served on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee, becoming the first African American woman in the history of the United States to serve as a bankruptcy judge. In 1982, she was elected to the General Sessions Criminal Court, where she became the first African American woman to serve as a judge in the state of Tennessee. Donald received her law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law, where she has served as an adjunct faculty member. She also serves as faculty for the Federal Judicial Center and the National Judicial College. She is active in the ABA as well as the Tennessee and Memphis bar associations, serving in vital leadership roles in key committees. Donald has served as president of the National Association of Women Judges and the Association of Women Attorneys. She has chaired the Memphis Diversity Institute and the Commission on Opportunities for Minorities in the Profession. In June 2003, Donald co-founded 4-Life, a skills training and enrichment program for students ages 6 to 15 designed to teach children to become positive, productive citizens.

• Pamela Jones Harbour recently retired after a career in antitrust and data privacy. She was senior vice president and legal officer of compliance and privacy at Herbalife. Harbour was formerly a partner at BakerHostetler, where she was co-leader of the firm’s national privacy and data protection team. Previously, she was a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, a global full-service legal practice. Harbour also spent a number of years in government, serving as a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission from 2003-2010 and a prosecutor at the New York State Attorney General’s office for 12 years. She was selected as one of the top lawyers of 2014, chosen by her peers as one of Washington, D.C.’s Super Lawyers. She also received the 2014 Super Lawyers excellence in practice recognition for the New York Metro area. In 2014, Harbour received the Association of Black Women Attorneys Ruth Whitehead Whaley Professional Achievement Award. She was also awarded the New York State Bar Association Kay Crawford Murray Award for Distinguished Legal Career and Advancing the Professional Development of Women Attorneys in 2012.

• Diana L. Moss has served as president of the American Antitrust Institute since January 2015. An economist, Moss has developed and expanded AAI’s advocacy channels and strategies, and strengthened communications with enforcers, Congress, other advocacy groups and the media. Her work spans both antitrust and regulation, with industry expertise in digital technology, electricity, petroleum, food and agriculture, airlines, telecommunications and health care. Before joining AAI in 2001, Moss was at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where she coordinated the agency’s competition analysis for electricity mergers. From 1989-1994, she consulted in private practice in the areas of regulation and antitrust. Moss has published articles in a number of economic and legal academic journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Industrial Organization, the Energy Law Journal, and the Antitrust Bulletin. She is editor of “Network Access, Regulation and Antitrust” (2005). Moss is currently adjunct faculty in the department of economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

• Maribeth Petrizzi is assistant director for compliance in the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition, where she served as acting director from February to June of this year. Petrizzi joined the FTC in August 2019 after serving in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division for more than two decades, serving for 16 years as head of the Defense, Industrials, and Aerospace Section. As the division head, she was responsible for enforcement across key sectors of the U.S. economy, including the defense, avionics and aeronautics, banking, industrial equipment, road and highway construction, metals and mining, and waste industries. During the past 10 years, she oversaw 27 defense-industry investigations. Petrizzi has been a leader in promoting international cooperation with counterparts at competition agencies around the world, and she twice received the Attorney General’s Award for Equal Employment Opportunity for her efforts regarding diversity and inclusion initiatives.

The ABA Antitrust Law Section’s Women.Connected committee is focused on the recruitment, involvement, integration and contributions of women in the work of our section as well as promoting increased awareness and understanding of the ways in which gender issues are implicated in competition, consumer protection and data privacy law.