Non-compete rulemaking faces legal hurdles but could help Biden politically

The Federal Trade Commission’s rulemaking on non-compete agreements faces legal obstacles but could reap political and public policy benefits even if it’s struck down in court.

Neill Averitt

Chess cheating, defamation and the Twombly pleading standard

It’s an unusual legal story that involves international chess tournaments, the Twombly standard for pleading collusion, Arthur Schopenhauer, and radio-controlled vibrating sex devices — all at the same time. But this is such a story.

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Ohlhausen advisor to join Dechert

Gregory Luib has signed on as counsel with the law firm Dechert after more than a decade at the Federal Trade Commission.

Calendar

June 2-3 – FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen are among the speakers at the American Bar Association’s “Antitrust in Asia” conference at the Langham Hong Kong Hotel...

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Glass jumps to Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Facebook ruling on gag orders gives tech firms ammunition to fight DOJ

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Sherwin-Williams would become powerhouse in paints, stains, resins with Valspar acquisition

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Neil Averitt commentary: Playing the antitrust odds, hitting the jackpot in Vegas

Connoisseurs of antitrust will have noticed that the firms in the most colorful disputes often have some sort of tie to Las Vegas.