Holyoak, Ferguson could change FTC dynamics but face steep learning curve

If Republican nominees Melissa Holyoak of Utah and Andrew Ferguson of Virginia are confirmed, as expected, to join the Federal Trade Commission this month, they could change the dynamics of an agency that’s been under single-party control for half...

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Insulin cases need a sharper focus

Hard cases are notorious for making bad law. But sometimes the easy and obvious cases can make bad law, too. Something like this seems to be going on with insulin pricing.

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Slaughter conducts subtle campaign for top FTC job

No acting Federal Trade Commission chair has ever gotten the job permanently. Rebecca Kelly Slaughter is reshaping the political and policy aspects of her role to be the exception to the rule.

FTC acting bureau heads shed light on wide-ranging enforcement strategies

In light of the pandemic and the evolving healthcare market, the acting directors of the Federal Trade Commission’s bureaus have embarked on a sometimes novel path for bringing enforcement actions,...

Khan’s rise continues with nomination to FTC

Lina Khan’s meteoric rise through the antitrust world continued last week after President Joe Biden nominated her to serve as a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission.

Privacy Corner: Dixon focuses on health and equity gaps exposed by pandemic

As a privacy rights advocate since the 1990s, Pamela Dixon is familiar with tough challenges. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit and took things up a notch.

FTC bonus pool increased 60 percent to $4 million in fiscal 2020

The Federal Trade Commission paid about $4 million in employee bonuses for fiscal year 2020, up from about $2.5 million in fiscal 2019 and $2.4 million in fiscal 2018, the agency said in response...

Neil Averitt commentary: Lessons in document production

The antitrust practice fundamentally relies on the full and honest production of documents, so it’s worth taking a moment to think about how this process can be manipulated — and how to defend...