Sigh of the Times: The Tipline for 19 January 2021

Antitrust defendants let out a collective sigh of relief on Monday as President-elect Joe Biden announced his selection of Rohit Chopra to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It remains unclear who will fill Chopra’s seat at the Federal Trade Commission, but Biden may be hard-pressed to find a competition enforcer as aggressive as the outgoing Democrat. Also in Tipline, the ASCAP/BMI consent decrees survive another review and the FTC quarrels over healthcare advocacy. GCR USA will be back in your inboxes on Thursday following tomorrow’s public holiday for Inauguration Day in Washington, DC.

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