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.
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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For about an hour in his office, a relaxed Noah Phillips amiably fielded a slew of questions covering countless issues that have come before him as a member of the Federal Trade Commission.
During a recent lunch attended by a large gathering of seasoned antitrust practitioners, Barry Nigro, a top official at the Justice Department, was asked a blunt question that it’s safe to say was...
Congress could be on track to pass legislation protecting privacy before the end of next year, but the prospect for a measure to substantially change the antitrust laws is less clear.
One of the first rules of testifying at a congressional hearing is to do no harm. But that maxim proved to be a high hurdle for Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons, who was a witness at a...
The leader of a trade group representing American manufacturers and the top marketing executive at an American jewelry company butted heads at a Sept. 26 workshop about “Made in USA” products.
For decades, Dr. Diane Levin has been helping parents and teachers understand how various media, from televisions to video games, affect childhood development.
The question of why the country has two antitrust agencies is resurfacing, and it poses a long-term threat to the Federal Trade Commission. Fortunately, there’s a remedy. The agency can set out to...
Eight private Washington, DC-area high schools are being scrutinized by the Department of Justice for collectively agreeing to stop offering Advanced Placement classes, MLex has learned. The probe...
At the dawn of the online platform age, the partnership between big Internet platforms and independent app and game developers seemed like a brilliant deal for everyone involved.
Martino leaves DOJ for private practice
Oct. 16 — Carl Hittinger, a partner and national team leader for BakerHostetler’s Antitrust and Competition practice will speak during a webinar the firm is holding on “Federal Trade Commission —...
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