January 24, 2012
FORMER FTC COMMISSIONER WINS KAY CRAWFORD MURRAY AWARD
Pamela Jones Harbour has been recognized with the Kay Crawford Murray
Award, given by the Committee on Women in the Law of the New York State
Harbour, the first African-American female commissioner of the U.S.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), received wide recognition for furthering
the FTC’s work in several areas of antitrust law, including
intellectual property, privacy and pharmaceuticals. Former staff
members cite her as role model who improved diversity and professional
development within the commission.
“In the spirit of Kay Crawford Murray, Pamela Jones Harbour is
a true trailblazer who is dedicated to helping other attorneys succeed.
She raises the bar for all attorneys and community leaders,” said
Anna S. Park of Manhattan (Zeichner Ellman & Krause), co-chair of
the Committee on Women in the Law. “It is fitting that we
recognize her accomplishments.”
“Pamela Jones Harbour has taught so many diverse attorneys and
female attorneys what they can accomplish through hard work and
perseverance. She is a role model and a class act,” said Sharon M.
Porcellio of Rochester (Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy), co-chair of
the Committee on Women in the Law. “We are delighted to present
this award to her.”
Harbour was sworn in as one of the five members of the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) in August 2003, following her unanimous Senate
confirmation. She served as commissioner until April 2010. She is
currently a partner of Fulbright & Jaworski.
She chaired the State Bar’s Antitrust Section from 2003 to 2004
and received its Distinguished Service Award in 2005. She also was
a member of the ABA’s Commission on Women in the Profession.
Prior to her FTC appointment, Harbour was a partner at Kaye Scholer
and chair of its diversity committee. She previously was state deputy
attorney general and chief of the Public Advocacy Division.
Harbour is a graduate of Indiana University School of Music and
Indiana University School of Law.
The award recognizes an attorney who enhances diversity in the
profession and advances the professional development of female
attorneys. It is named for Kay Crawford Murray, past chair of the
Committee on Women in the Law. Harbour received her award on January
24th during the Committee on Women in the Law luncheon during the State
Bar Association in New York City
The 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest
voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in