Q&A: Getting candid with Noah Phillips

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips spoke with FTCWatch reporters June 7 on a balcony outside his office overlooking 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Inside his office, a picture hangs on the wall of conservatives’ bête noire, Louis...

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What changes are coming with the merger guidelines?

The antitrust agencies are busy considering possible revisions to the horizontal merger guidelines. Recent speeches and writings by some key players give us hints of what the final product might look like.

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Confident and upbeat, Smith reflects on leading Bureau of Consumer Protection

Andrew Smith is confident the Federal Trade Commission is in a better place today than when he arrived more than two years ago. As head of the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Smith ticked...

FTC’s restitution power faces threat as high court weighs in

The Federal Trade Commission could lose a major enforcement tool when the Supreme Court hears arguments next month in a case that could pressure lawmakers to explicitly spell out the agency’s powers.

Experts see ways Biden administration can repair rifts, morale at DOJ’s antitrust division

As President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team gathers information about the Justice Department’s antitrust division, one finding will be obvious — the agency’s rock-bottom morale.

Congress passes legislation protecting antitrust whistleblowers

Employees who report criminal antitrust behavior have more protections after legislation passed unanimously by the House on Dec. 8, following a similar Senate vote last year.

Privacy Corner: Tene bridges divide between scholarly and business worlds

One of the nation’s leading privacy experts took a circuitous route to get there.

Online grinches poised to strike with holiday scams, FTC says

Online holiday shopping has surged as people avoid crowded stores amid a Covid-19 spike, but the Federal Trade Commission says shoppers should exercise caution when browsing the web.