Last updated on: 9/25/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Rebecca Powers Dick, JD Biography

Title:
Lawyer for the Federal Trade Commission's Mergers Division
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“[P]hysician assistance in hastening death is a legitimate form of medical care. We also present a principled basis for permitting physician assistance in hastening death in states where it has not yet been legalized, based on larger principles already established in the laws regulating medical practice today.”

Cowritten with Ronald A. Lindsay and Tom L. Beauchamp, “Hastened Death and the Regulation of the Practice of Medicine,” Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Lawyer, Federal Trade Commission, Mergers III
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, 2001-present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1978-present
  • Of Counsel, Swidler, Berlin, Shereff, Friedman, LLP
  • Lawyer, Department of Justice Antitrust Division
  • Counsel, Dechert LLP
Education:
  • JD, magna cum laude, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, 1977
  • BA, cum laude, Denison University, 1969
Other:
  • None found