FTC hearing day: The Tipline for 13 September 2018

13 September 2018

The waiting is over and the Federal Trade Commission’s hearings on competition and consumer protection have begun. We are at the Georgetown University Law Center for the first day examining the current state of competition law; whether industries have become more concentrated and less competitive; and vertical mergers. Even though Hurricane Florence has been forecast not to hit hard against Washington, DC, the FTC opted to play it safe and defer the second day of the hearing. For now, we have a preview from one of the commissioners and coverage of a federal judge who has stepped off the bench to head back to private practice.