FTC Hearing on Broadband

FTC Hearing on Broadband

April 2019 FTC Hearing on Broadband By Steven P. Vaughn (McDermott Will & Emery)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   The tenth of the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, held at the FTC Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on March 20, 2019, focused on competition […]

The Alignment of Evidence and Economic Theory in FTC v. Qualcomm: A Response to Ginsburg & Wright

The Alignment of Evidence and Economic Theory in FTC v. Qualcomm:  A Response to Ginsburg & Wright

April 2019 The Alignment of Evidence and Economic Theory in FTC v. Qualcomm: A Response to Ginsburg & Wright By Joseph Kattan & Timothy J. Muris (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Sidley Austin)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article In a recent post on CPI Journal’s Blog O’ Blogs, Judge Douglas Ginsburg and […]

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

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

January 2019 Why the Consumer Welfare Standard Remains the Best Guide for Promoting Competition By Joe Kennedy (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction The central goal of antitrust policy should be to maintain competitive markets so that companies feel continued pressure to improve quality, lower […]

FTC v. Qualcomm: Trial and Possible Implications

FTC v. Qualcomm: Trial and Possible Implications

January 2019 FTC v. Qualcomm: Trial and Possible Implications By Jay Jurata (Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Nearly two years after the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) brought its unfair competition case against Qualcomm, the case has proceeded to trial. Despite the ongoing partial shutdown of government […]

FTC Hearing #8: Common Ownership

FTC Hearing #8: Common Ownership

December 2018 FTC Hearing #8: Common Ownership By Noah Pinegar (Paul Hastings)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   The eighth of the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, held at New York University School of Law on December 6, 2018, focused on common ownership.  Common ownership […]

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

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 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction The FTC continued its Hearings Initiative with a two-day hearing at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. on November 13-14. […]

Themes and Takeaways from the FTC Hearings on the Intersection of Big Data, Privacy, and Competition

Themes and Takeaways from the FTC Hearings on the Intersection of Big Data, Privacy, and Competition

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 Click here for a PDF version of the article   On November 6-8, 2018, the U.S. FTC held hearings on privacy, big data, and competition as a part of its […]

FTC Facilitates Lively Debate on the Future of Vertical Merger Enforcement

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 Click here for a PDF version of the article   The FTC hosted two panels on November 1st to discuss the future of vertical merger enforcement as part of its “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century” […]

The Consumer Welfare Debate Comes to the FTC Hearings: Who’s on the Right Side of History?

The Consumer Welfare Debate Comes to the FTC Hearings: Who’s on the Right Side of History?

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 & Rosati)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction One of the greatest virtues of a consumer welfare standard is the ability to distinguish harm to […]

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