In Amazon antitrust lawsuit, FTC’s Section 5 powers could be tested

The Federal Trade Commission’s new Amazon complaint raises a question about whether the agency intends to push its power to police “unfair” behavior by firms that doesn’t fall clearly within the scope of the Sherman Act.

Neill Averitt

Is AI the enforcer’s friend?

We have been reading a steady stream of stories about the consumer dangers posed by artificial intelligence, so perhaps it’s time to think about the ways that AI may help enforcement efforts.

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Wright leaving FTC to return to George Mason

After two-and-a-half years at the Federal Trade Commission, Republican Commissioner Joshua Wright is stepping down to return to academia.

The Wright advice: Four tips for a smooth transition

Joshua Wright is stepping down from the Federal Trade Commission on Aug. 24 to return to teaching at George Mason University Law School. That will give President Barack Obama an opportunity to...


September 21 — The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising. The all-day event will be held at the Constitution Center in Washington, DC. For more...


DOJ antitrust veteran Stallings joins Mayer Brown

DOJ official who led GE challenge is leaving her post

Leslie Overton, deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s antitrust division, is leaving her post this week after serving four years, and will be replaced by Sonia Pfaffenroth,...

FTC issues revised guidance on merger investigation best practices

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