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U.S. Vertical Merger Guidelines: Recommendations and Thoughts on EDM and...

By Koren W. Wong-Ervin (Qualcomm)1 The U.S. Antitrust Agencies’ Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines (“Guidelines”) are commendable in many ways; in particular, the Agencies’ faithfulness to...

CPI Talks… ...

In this month’s edition of CPI Talks we have the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Joseph Simons,1 the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. Thank...

Prospects Improve for Enactment of the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of...

By Mark L. Krotoski & Bernard W. Archbold (Morgan Lewis)1     On October 17, 2019, the U.S. Senate (“Senate”) unanimously passed the Criminal...

Dethroning the Digital Platform Champions

By John Pecman (Fasken)1 One has to applaud the success of the so-called “Tech Superstars”, often referred to as “GAFA” (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple). The...

DOJ’s Probe into Four Automakers: Impartial Investigation or Politicization of Antitrust?

By Grant Petrosyan (Constantine Cannon)1 On August 28, 2019, the United States Department of Justice...
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FTC v. Qualcomm: Origins and Problems

By Matthew Spitzer (Northwestern University)1 The District Court’s opinion finding Qualcomm guilty of antitrust violations in a case brought by the...

Countervailing Coordination Rights in the News Sector Are Good for the...

June 2019 Countervailing Coordination Rights in the News Sector Are Good for the Public (A Response to Professor Yun) By Sanjukta Paul & Hal Singer1 Professor...

A Bargaining Model v. Reality in FTC v. Qualcomm: A...

May 2019 A Bargaining Model v. Reality in FTC v. Qualcomm: A Reply to Kattan & Muris By Douglas H. Ginsburg & Joshua D. Wright...

News Media Cartels are Bad News for Consumers

April 2019 News Media Cartels are Bad News for Consumers By John M. Yun (George Mason University)1 Antitrust has two legal standards by which to assess...

The Airbus and Boeing Duopoly: Would More Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement Benefit...

April 2019 The Airbus and Boeing Duopoly: Would More Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement Benefit the Commercial Aviation Industry? By Grant Petrosyan, Esq. (Constantine Cannon)1 It is no...

FTC Hearings #11: The FTC’s Role in a Changing World

April 2019 FTC Hearings #11: The FTC’s Role in a Changing World By Nathan Chubb (Baker Botts)1 The FTC conducted its 11th hearing in its Hearings...

FTC Hearing on Broadband

April 2019 FTC Hearing on Broadband By Steven P. Vaughn (McDermott Will & Emery)1 The tenth of the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in...

The Alignment of Evidence and Economic Theory in FTC v. Qualcomm:...

April 2019 The Alignment of Evidence and Economic Theory in FTC v. Qualcomm: A Response to Ginsburg & Wright By Joseph Kattan & Timothy J....

Why the Consumer Welfare Standard Remains the Best Guide for Promoting...

January 2019 Why the Consumer Welfare Standard Remains the Best Guide for Promoting Competition By Joe Kennedy (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation)1 Introduction The central goal of...

FTC v. Qualcomm: Trial and Possible Implications

January 2019 FTC v. Qualcomm: Trial and Possible Implications By Jay Jurata (Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe)1 Nearly two years after the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) brought...

FTC Hearing #8: Common Ownership

December 2018 FTC Hearing #8: Common Ownership By Noah Pinegar (Paul Hastings)1 The eighth of the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st...

Summary of FTC Hearing #7: Algorithms, AI, and Predictive Analytics

December 2018 Summary of FTC Hearing #7: Algorithms, AI, and Predictive Analytics By Norman Armstrong, Jr. and Albert Kim (King & Spalding)1 Introduction The FTC continued its...

Themes and Takeaways from the FTC Hearings on the Intersection of...

November 2018 Themes and Takeaways from the FTC Hearings on the Intersection of Big Data, Privacy, and Competition By Elena Kamenir (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe)1 On...

FTC Facilitates Lively Debate on the Future of Vertical Merger Enforcement

November 2018 FTC Facilitates Lively Debate on the Future of Vertical Merger Enforcement By Blair Kuykendall (Dechert)1 The FTC hosted two panels on November 1st to...

The Consumer Welfare Debate Comes to the FTC Hearings: Who’s on...

November 2018 The Consumer Welfare Debate Comes to the FTC Hearings: Who’s on the Right Side of History? By Joseph V. Coniglio (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich...

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