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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Lawmakers to FTC: Probe Airbnb, other room rental sites

The Federal Trade Commission says it's dipping its foot into the sharing economy pool, but several Democratic senators want it to dive in.

Approved: Dissecting the Teva-Allergan merger

The Federal Trade Commission was quick to highlight that it had required global pharmaceutical giant Teva to unload 79 generic drugs — the largest drug divestiture in one of its cases — before...

Major debate erupts in wake of FTC's LabMD ruling

Within an hour of the unanimous decision of the Federal Trade Commission to reverse an administrative law judge’s ruling that had dismissed the agency’s case against LabMD for its alleged lax data...

DOJ’s Tierney, 26-year veteran, among senior antitrust lawyers joining new offices

Conventional wisdom says that summer is often a slow news time and there isn’t much movement among senior partners at law firms.

Lawmakers with FTC oversight face easy November races

Most of the Federal Trade Commission’s congressional bosses aren’t going anywhere.

ECM seeks to overturn FTC decision on biodegradable plastics at Sixth Circuit

A lawyer for ECM BioFilms told an appeals court that a Federal Trade Commission decision related to biodegradability set a standard that is scientifically impossible to meet and likely to harm an...