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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‘Remarkable’ Qualcomm case puts spotlight on dissents

Joshua Wright, a frequent dissenter while serving as a member of the Federal Trade Commission, wrote in a recent tweetstorm that he “never once dissented in ongoing litigation.”

Congress flexes muscles on antitrust — again

On antitrust issues, Congress often has a four-letter word solution to the problem: talk. Democrats, and some Republicans, are trying to change that old refrain.

Judge tries to breathe new life into Tunney Act, but odds are long

Critics who blasted the Justice Department’s approval last year of the CVS Health-Aetna merger as harmful to consumers couldn’t have foreseen getting a chance to air their grievances in testimony...

Senator Lee reignites antitrust turf debate

When one of Congress’ leading antitrust experts called for consolidating antitrust enforcement, he was reviving a decades-long debate among practitioners.

Playing the FOIA waiting game

The Freedom of Information Act was created to hold officials accountable by allowing journalists access to government documents.

Wilson reflects on uplifting women lawyers in antitrust field

When Christine Wilson started as an associate in 1995, the field of antitrust lawyers looked quite different. The Federal Trade Commission member felt like an “invader” because there were few women...