Political gridlock could prevent FTC from getting disgorgement powers

Congressional backers of giving the Federal Trade Commission more powers to recover ill-gotten gains will need a host of skills. But the most important one may be ensuring they can count to 60.

Neill Averitt

Protecting businesses from telemarketing scams

The Federal Trade Commission has long protected individual consumers from scams, but now it’s devoting more attention to scams that target businesses. This reflects a fundamental broadening of the agency’s sense of its mission.

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Simons signals ‘interest’ in high-tech platforms, other priorities

Of all the things that Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons said during a June roundtable with reporters, one message should make executives of certain high-tech firms sit up and take...

Lawmakers moving toward approving FTC budget

What’s $2 million among congressional appropriators?

Mr. Chopra goes to Brussels

Rohit Chopra isn’t a lawyer, but a business school graduate. You can tell by the way he peppers his remarks with discussion of capital markets, securitization of loans, company liquidity and...

The price of hubris: Consumers to feel brunt of Delrahim’s call on AT&T deal

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim is paid to make the single most important decision the Department of Justice’s antitrust division faces: to sue or to settle. Just weeks into the job, the...

Simons brings new style to FTC chairman office

During the hour or so that reporters recently blitzed new Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons with questions covering a range of antitrust and consumer protection issues, it was hard not...

Nonprofits gearing up for more antitrust scrutiny

While much of the Trump administration’s antitrust efforts have focused on for-profit entities, nonprofit institutions and organizations are also preparing for more aggressive enforcement.

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DOJ casts net over Bumble Bee CEO

Antitrust prosecutors are trying to reel in Christopher Lischewski for his alleged role in conspiring to fix prices of canned tuna sold in the US. But the former Bumble Bee Seafoods CEO says he should be thrown back. He’s not their guy.