Topic: Federal Trade Commission

DOJ urges Supreme Court to reject NCAA arguments in student-athlete compensation dispute

Both US antitrust agencies have asked the Supreme Court to affirm a lower court’s ruling that would allow football and basketball players in the National Collegiate Athletic Association to receive more in education-related benefits.

11 March 2021

Biden expected to nominate Khan as FTC commissioner

President Joe Biden will nominate Columbia Law School professor Lina Khan as a member at the Federal Trade Commission, multiple news outlets have reported.

10 March 2021

Daniel Francis: the GCR exit interview

Daniel Francis spent much of his more than three-year tenure at the Federal Trade Commission focused on digital market issues, most recently as deputy director of the Bureau of Competition. In a conversation with GCR USA, he spoke about his agency’s track record tackling nascent competition concerns, the need for more resources and how the high-profile Facebook litigation will help write a new chapter for digital antitrust enforcement.

09 March 2021

Wilson: reformers should recognise decades of narrowing market definitions

Advocates that want lower market share thresholds in merger reviews so it's easier for enforcers to block deals should recognise the US antitrust agencies have been narrowing the markets they define for decades, Federal Trade Commission member Christine Wilson has said.

08 March 2021

First class action filed over Shkreli’s price-hike of Daraprim

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has sued former pharmaceutical company executive Martin Shkreli over his alleged scheme to monopolise the market for antiparasitic drug Daraprim.

05 March 2021

DOJ resolves case against Pennsylvania healthcare providers

The Department of Justice has settled its litigation challenging Geisinger Health’s partial acquisition of Evangelical Community Hospital, allowing Geisinger to maintain its minority investment.

04 March 2021

Andrew Sweeting: the GCR exit interview

Andrew Sweeting discusses his tenure in charge of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics after returning to the University of Maryland.

02 March 2021

Gibson Dunn snags two ex-FTC officials

Former Federal Trade Commission officials Stephen Weissman and Michael Perry have joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher as partners in Washington, DC.

02 March 2021

FTC drops appeal against Einstein/Jefferson merger ruling

The Federal Trade Commission has dismissed its appeal against a Pennsylvania federal court’s ruling that found the agency had failed to show the merger of Jefferson Health and Albert Einstein Healthcare Network would likely violate US antitrust law.

01 March 2021

Conner heads to Latham & Watkins

Ian Conner, the former director of the Federal Trade Commission’s competition bureau, has joined Latham & Watkins as a partner in Washington, DC.

01 March 2021

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