Spotlight on the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection

November 2018

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Spotlight on the Federal Trade Commission’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection

By Tianran Tinny Song (Labaton Sucharow)1

Introduction

The Federal Trade Commission’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century at George Mason University’s Scalia Law School featured a discussion on the antitrust framework for evaluating acquisitions of potential or nascent competitors in digital marketplaces. Speakers addressed issues such as determination of the appropriate framework for evaluating these acquisitions, whether current antitrust la…

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