On Capitol Hill, antitrust bills advance as Khan stumbles

Antitrust enforcers have received mixed receptions on Capitol Hill in recent weeks.

Neill Averitt

Federal-state relations could use more structure, won’t get much

There are getting to be an awful lot of cooks clustered around the antitrust soup kettle. The question is what to do about it.

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Data breach at Target draws outrage on Capitol Hill

There’s a chorus on Capitol Hill this holiday season asking for an FTC inquiry into the record-setting data breach at Target Corp., the nation’s second-largest discount retailer.

Senate panel slows momentum for patent troll bill

It was not long into the Senate Judiciary Committee’s recent hearing exploring legislation to rein in lawsuits brought by so-called patent trolls that it became obvious that there remains a world...

Com. Wright pushing hard to rein in Section 5

Joshua D. Wright is just ending his first year as FTC Commissioner, but the youthful academic already is proving to be anything but reticent. He is on something of a crusade to change – and rein in...

FTC:WATCH SPECIAL REPORT: St. Luke’s trial could reshape health-care industry

EDITOR’S NOTE: A trial is underway in Boise, Idaho, that could determine the future configuration of the health-care industry in the United States and mark the beginning of the end of the iconic...

Neil Averitt commentary: A primer on making effective presentations at FTC, DOJ

We antitrust lawyers like to think of ourselves as being among the action figures of the business world – to be numbered with the captains (or, still better, the buccaneers) of industry. The actual...

Funeral home merger

After a spirited lobbying campaign by Jewish groups, rabbis and others concerned that the proposed merger of the two largest funeral homes in the country would result in a large price hike in...