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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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...

Calendar

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...

People

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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