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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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:...