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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Debate swells over vitality of DOJ’s leniency program

Antitrust officials at the Justice Department have boasted for decades about the crucial role the leniency program plays in enforcement efforts, but lately a debate is stirring over its effectiveness.

Chopra defends use of dissents, outlines role on commission

Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra isn’t afraid of disagreeing with his colleagues. He’s made that fairly clear with his numerous dissents since taking office in May 2018. In a recent...

Big spring conferences fall victim to concerns over coronavirus

The biggest conferences for privacy and antitrust won’t be held this spring because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

Hoffman jumps to Cleary Gottlieb, reflects on FTC stint

Bruce Hoffman chuckled as he described his decision to sign on as a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Cleary Gottlieb.

With ‘detox’ tea case, FTC puts influencers like Cardi B on notice

The Federal Trade Commission says its settlement with a company for making unsupportive health claims about a “detox” tea broke new ground, but the agency is under fire for not doing more.

DOJ’s enforcement record mixed from Carter administration to present

President Jimmy Carter tackled several antitrust issues during his administration, but like other parts of his agenda, it was difficult to pigeonhole his actions ideologically.