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...

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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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Excessive state licensure: Perennial bugbear Ohlhausen hopes to squash

Federal Trade Commission chief Maureen Ohlhausen has kicked off an economic task force to advocate against — and she hopes, stifle — excessive state licensure, a perennial bugbear for economists...

Reflective Feinstein proud that staff is always ‘litigation ready'

Over the course of an hour-long interview that covered a slew of issues that have crossed her desk since she became director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Deborah...

Ohlhausen takes quest for permanent chair to conservative conference

Since Election Day put Republicans in the driver’s seat, acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen seems to be working overtime to keep the job on a permanent basis.

Hesse joins Sullivan & Cromwell after saying merger benefit claims should be viewed skeptically

Renata Hesse, formerly the government’s top antitrust official who said in a major speech that claims of merger benefits should be viewed skeptically, has joined Sullivan & Cromwell as a partner,...

House going forward on limited repeal of health insurers’ antitrust exemption

While antitrust law does not often take center stage, it is playing a bit role in the debate over healthcare.

McSweeny advises on glitches, fixes of IoT devices

When the Federal Trade Commission’s Terrell McSweeny bought her parents some Internet-connected devices as a gift, there was just one problem: They didn’t want them.