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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Uncertainty, Ohlhausen swan song mark biggest ABA gathering

This year’s spring meeting of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section set a record for attendees — topping 3,300 from 65 countries — who convened during a cloud of uncertainty in their...

Commissioner McSweeny announces resignation

Federal Trade Commission member Terrell McSweeny has announced she will resign, effective April 28.

FTC may be next in hot seat over Facebook debacle

In 2012, the Federal Trade Commission made clear that its consent order with social media behemoth Facebook “advances the privacy interests of the nearly one billion Facebook users around the world...

Mixed signals? Dissecting FTC’s decision to clear Energizer-Spectrum deal

Recent news that the Federal Trade Commission didn't issue a second request in Energizer’s acquisition of Spectrum Holdings surprised some longtime antitrust practitioners.

McSweeny’s Twitter chats put ‘ideas on table’ to spur dialogue on tech, consumers

Even as she counts down her final days on the Federal Trade Commission, Terrell McSweeny is pushing hard to promote a dialogue about technology consumer protection issues that will live on after...

With pay-for-delay litigation drying up, FTC on hunt for ‘good’ conduct cases

The Federal Trade Commission continues its hunt for new conduct cases, a top official said at this year's American Bar Association’s Antitrust Spring Meeting, urging businesses to come forward with...