Bedoya, focused and passionate, talks about putting consumers first

Federal Trade Commission member Alvaro Bedoya just reached his six-month work anniversary. The former Senate staffer and Georgetown University professor arrived at a time of incredible activity at the FTC. It issued an advanced notice of proposed...

Neill Averitt

Some hits and a miss in Section 5 policy statement

The diplomat Talleyrand, who represented post-Napoleonic France at the make-or-break Congress of Vienna, cautioned his staff to move only in measured steps: “Above all,” he said, “no zeal.” This would have been equally good advice for the Federal Trade Commission’s policy statement on Section 5...

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Internet-connected device cases expected to grow

The Federal Trade Commission has pursued corporate misconduct related to smart devices and apps in a trend expected to increase under the Biden administration.

With surge in workload, FTC adds staff to bureaus

The Federal Trade Commission needs help. That’s why it’s recruiting lawyers to deal with an onslaught of merger reviews and technologists to assist with its focus on Big Tech.

On the Shelf: New book reveals drama leading up to lawsuit against Altria, Juul

In the 1950s, doctors at Washington University in St. Louis established a link between cigarette smoking and cancer. Since then, the federal government has kept a watchful eye on the tobacco industry.

FTC urged to study workforce barriers affecting immigrants, refugees

The Federal Trade Commission should examine the issues immigrants and refugees face when they attempt to rejoin their professions in the US, according to advocates for international medical graduates.

Neil Averitt commentary: Finding common ground and avoiding strategic errors

The Federal Trade Commission, under the chairmanship of Lina Khan, continued to take shape at its second open meeting on July 21, with mixed effects.