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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All eyes on FTC's next move after crushing loss in Qualcomm case

The Federal Trade Commission must decide its next move after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the agency's win in district court against Qualcomm for illegally monopolizing the modem...

Lawmakers push FTC to launch privacy probes of TikTok, online ads

Two Republican senators with major influence over privacy policy are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate TikTok's data collection practices targeting young consumers.

Parenting during a pandemic: Slaughter's testimony sheds light on 'real' challenges

As Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Slaughter told a Senate committee, while nursing her newborn, about the challenges of balancing work and parenting, Amanda Wait cheered.

Efforts to revamp FTC echo those of the 1970s

The Federal Trade Commission is weak, in over its head and in need of major restructuring. That sums up critiques of the agency from some on both sides of the political divide.

DOJ second-guesses FTC cases

The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield became famous for telling self-deprecating jokes that he punctuated with the iconic catchphrase "I don't get no respect."

Freeman settles in at Venable

Seasoned privacy lawyer D. Reed Freeman Jr. isn't looking back. He says leaving WilmerHale to join Venable as a partner in its Washington, DC, office was the right choice.