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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New slate of FTC commissioners makes early impressions

When new Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra issued a memorandum scolding federal agencies for being soft on recidivists — companies that violated orders — his move made waves among...

DOJ’s AT&T case ‘shrunk and shrunk,’ then disappeared

As ambitious, newly confirmed Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim walked through the Department of Justice’s doors last year looking to make his mark on the world of antitrust, he was greeted...

Eleventh Circuit ruling prompts debate over what’s next in LabMD saga

A much-anticipated federal appellate court ruling that vacated the Federal Trade Commission’s order requiring LabMD, a medical laboratory, to overhaul its data security program, has set off a...

‘Dragon Lady’: Lisa Phelan, trailblazer for women in antitrust, leaves DOJ after 32 years

After 32 years with the Department of Justice, Lisa Phelan — the first woman to head up a criminal team and the longest serving female chief at the antitrust division — is moving to private practice.

Dems target privacy in raising concerns on self-driving measure

The legislative effort to encourage the growth of self-driving vehicles is stalling in the Senate, largely because of issues relating to privacy and data security.  

DOJ, FTC eye competition issues in real estate market

Antitrust enforcers have grown increasingly concerned that some practices in the real estate industry restrict competition.