Topic: Federal Trade Commission

Wilson questions FTC’s future as a global leader

Federal Trade Commission member Christine Wilson has claimed that her agency’s apparent lack of interest in transparency could affect its influence worldwide.

22 September 2021

A Q&A with Carl Shapiro

University of California professor Carl Shapiro argues in a new paper that antitrust is broken. One of the US antitrust agencies’ go-to experts over the past decade, Shapiro says a better appreciation of economics is the cure but acknowledges Congress might be needed to deliver it.

17 September 2021

FTC withdraws approval of 2020 vertical merger guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission has voted three-to-two along party lines to rescind its approval of the 2020 vertical merger guidelines as both Republican commissioners voiced concerns about the lack of a replacement.

16 September 2021

FTC Democrats: Commission needs to examine merger reporting requirements

Democratic members of the Federal Trade Commission have said the agency’s study into past acquisitions by large technology companies shows why it should look into merger reporting requirements.

16 September 2021

Wilson cautions against competition rulemaking

Federal Trade Commission member Christine Wilson and former FTC official Daniel Francis have expressed apprehension about trying to use the agency’s rulemaking authority to address unfair methods of competition.

15 September 2021

Biden picks privacy expert to replace Chopra at FTC

President Joe Biden intends to nominate privacy expert Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission, the White House said on Monday.

14 September 2021

FTC likely to rescind 2020 vertical merger guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission is expected to withdraw its support for the 2020 vertical merger guidelines next week following criticism of the guidance from Democratic commissioners.

09 September 2021

Khan: FTC overhaul driven by consensus, not partisanship

Recent policy reforms at the Federal Trade Commission are driven by a common understanding past administrations have been far too cautious, agency chair Lina Khan has said.

08 September 2021

FTC isn’t sharing second request information with all commissioners, Wilson says

Federal Trade Commission member Christine Wilson has decried her agency’s transparency, complaining that she has been unable to obtain copies of second requests that the FTC sent to Thermo Fisher Scientific, PPD and Clarivate.

07 September 2021

Illumina and Grail seek to win over the court of public opinion

Illumina and Grail started squaring off with the Federal Trade Commission in court last week, but the companies have been waging a lobbying blitz against the agency's merger challenge since the spring.

02 September 2021

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