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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Gelfand steps down from DOJ’s antitrust division

David Gelfand is leaving the Justice Department on June 11 after serving less than three years as deputy assistant attorney general for litigation in the agency’s antitrust division.

Calendar

June 15 – FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen is giving the keynote address at the agency’s “Start with Security” data security conference at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law in...

People

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine running for governor

On the heels of trade talks, US officials express concern about China's IP-antitrust guidelines

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Foer and Madigan getting consumer awards

Two of the most prominent figures in the antitrust and consumer protection arenas are slated to receive awards from the Consumer Federation of America.

FTC wades into consumer protection in online lending market

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday took one of its first steps toward protecting consumers in the growing financial technology industry, as it launched a series of public forums to discuss...