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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Airline collusion probe reignites debate over mergers

Ever since the Justice Department settled its lawsuit challenging the merger of US Airways and American Airlines in 2013, critics have blasted the deal, charging that it increased the likelihood...

Merger activity still rising; regulator workload rising too

Some $1.7 trillion in merger deals were announced worldwide during the first half of 2015, an increase of 11.6 percent over the same period in 2014, according to data compiled by Mergermarket, a...

Sysco Judge Mehta has initiation by fire into antitrust arena

It’s the judicial equivalent of being put into a playoff game several months after being called up to the major leagues.

Sewage officials want FTC to flush false wet-wipe claims

Water sanitation officials from around the country are urging the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on what they say are false claims being made by wet-wipe manufacturers that their products...

DOJ leans in to challenge Electrolux-GE merger

Nine years ago, the Justice Department’s antitrust division attracted some public criticism when it decided not to block Whirlpool’s purchase of Maytag, which reduced the number of competitors in...

Young magistrate judge building legal legacy in Silicon Valley

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