Dispute over competition regulation seen as debate over democracy

The link between market competition and democracy is creating an intellectual tug-of-war between progressives and their conservative counterparts.

Neill Averitt

The great fashion-model conspiracy

The antitrust profession thinks of labor cases as a recent policy innovation. But on the important topic of wage collusion, they date back several decades, at least to the Federal Trade Commission’s memorable case against the great fashion-model conspiracy of 1993.

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Let’s consider lawyers: A new spin on state licensing rules

Since her elevation to acting chairman earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission’s Maureen Ohlhausen has championed the agency’s “economic liberty” initiative, which aims to encourage states...

McSweeny stresses FTC’s independence, need for vigorous enforcement

After having served in the majority since joining the Federal Trade Commission in 2014, Terrell McSweeny is now operating in unfamiliar territory as the only Democrat on the five-member commission,...

ABA attendees enjoy new venue while speculating about new administration

This year’s spring meeting of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section took place in a new venue that mostly got a thumbs-up from attendees. Their enthusiasm, however, was tempered by...

Lawyers see more policing of bargain pricing by states than feds

Companies that highlight prices for certain products as bargains are likely to face additional scrutiny from aggressive state enforcers and in private litigation rather than on the federal front,...

Prosecutor and jury: FTC’s court proceedings draw fierce debate

The one certainty about the Federal Trade Commission’s administrative litigation — so-called Part 3 — is that disagreements about its fairness will not end any time soon.

Utah’s Reyes talks about BYU and Berkeley, metaphors and munchies

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, a leading candidate to chair the Federal Trade Commission, learned about unintended legal liabilities as a law student at Berkeley, but not in a classroom.