Bedoya, focused and passionate, talks about putting consumers first

Federal Trade Commission member Alvaro Bedoya just reached his six-month work anniversary. The former Senate staffer and Georgetown University professor arrived at a time of incredible activity at the FTC. It issued an advanced notice of proposed...

Neill Averitt

Some hits and a miss in Section 5 policy statement

The diplomat Talleyrand, who represented post-Napoleonic France at the make-or-break Congress of Vienna, cautioned his staff to move only in measured steps: “Above all,” he said, “no zeal.” This would have been equally good advice for the Federal Trade Commission’s policy statement on Section 5...

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Political, judicial tests await FTC in coming year

The Federal Trade Commission starts the new year and a new administration with slightly more money and enforcement power but is facing political and judicial storm clouds ahead.

With Dems poised to control Senate, Klobuchar’s antitrust agenda could gather steam

With the expected change in partisan control of the Senate, those who want to reform antitrust laws will have a strong ally in the new chairwoman of the chamber’s Judiciary antitrust subcommittee.

New administration may shift enforcement amid Privacy Shield fallout

“Our privacy enforcement is better than any in the world,” Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips bragged recently.

For Black antitrust lawyers, top DOJ, FTC posts remain elusive

Doha Mekki’s family moved from Sudan to Charlotte, North Carolina, when she was four years old, so her mother could pursue a PhD in architecture. A military coup propelling Omar al-Bashir to power...

Privacy Corner: Gray combines love of science, law in tackling privacy risks

Stacey Gray studied biology in college with plans to become a physician. Then a political science course changed her career trajectory.

Pujo committee hearings on big banks helped shape antitrust law

A devoutly religious politician from the mid-Atlantic region had just defeated a Republican president. But instead of partisan bickering or street protests, the weeks after the election featured...