Q&A: Getting candid with Noah Phillips

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips spoke with FTCWatch reporters June 7 on a balcony outside his office overlooking 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Inside his office, a picture hangs on the wall of conservatives’ bête noire, Louis...

Neill Averitt

What changes are coming with the merger guidelines?

The antitrust agencies are busy considering possible revisions to the horizontal merger guidelines. Recent speeches and writings by some key players give us hints of what the final product might look like.

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MERGER UPDATE

Oil merger gets sticky

Rising antitrust stars gather in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG--The ABA’s “masters course” in historic Williamsburg once again gave a group of rising stars in the antitrust and consumer protection worlds the chance to meet and mingle with top...

Fierce fight over pet medications marketplace

There was a sometimes-fierce clash of views at the FTC on October 2—including veterinarians, consumer activists, business representatives, lobbyists and academics—at a workshop that examined...

Julie Brill takes the stage on Broadway

Broadway seldom sees a less likely double bill. Appearing at the Liberty Theater one night only as part of Advertising Week 2012, “Mission Impossible: Truth & Privacy” featured a first act with FTC...

Commissioner Brill to NAD: Keep it truthful

In a keynote address October 1 to the annual conference of the Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division, the ad industry’s self-regulatory arm, Commissioner Julie Brill highlighted a...

Green guidelines, class-action lawsuits hot topics at conference

The weighty title of a three-day conference on advertising regulation underscored a key difference between ad copy writers who win awards for brevity and pizzazz and the lawyers who advise them:...