Non-compete rulemaking faces legal hurdles but could help Biden politically

The Federal Trade Commission’s rulemaking on non-compete agreements faces legal obstacles but could reap political and public policy benefits even if it’s struck down in court.

Neill Averitt

Chess cheating, defamation and the Twombly pleading standard

It’s an unusual legal story that involves international chess tournaments, the Twombly standard for pleading collusion, Arthur Schopenhauer, and radio-controlled vibrating sex devices — all at the same time. But this is such a story.

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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.