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Can the Federal Trade Commission Use Rulemaking to Change Antitrust Law?

By Richard J. Pierce (George Washington University Law School) Lina Khan, the new Chair of the FTC, proposes to use notice and comment rulemaking to...
Merger

US Antitrust Regulators Are Seeing A Surge In Mergers

The US Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission said Monday that they had been notified of more than 4,000 proposed transactions between March 2020...
Fordham Law

Fordham Law Professor Named Senior Advisor To Chair Of The FTC

Fordham Law School announced that Olivier Sylvain, a professor of communications, information, and administrative law, and the director of the McGannon Center for Communications...
Merck

Merck Delays $11.5B Acceleron Deal, Giving DOJ & FTC More Review...

Merck’s $11.5 billion Acceleron Pharma buyout may not happen quite as soon as the Kenilworth, NJ-based pharma company had hoped, reported Fierce Pharma. Merck revealed...
FTC

FTC Is Split On Use Of Prior Approval Provisions In Merger...

The two Republican Commissioners voted no and dissented from approving the Policy Statement, citing concerns about improperly expanding the scope of the HBNR outside...
Merger

New FTC Policies Restore Prior Approval Policy For Merger

The Federal Trade Commission, led by new Democratic Chairwoman Lina Khan, has adopted a series of policy changes aimed at cracking down on corporate...
Due Process and Production of Documents Stored Abroad: A Review of Antitrust Discovery Tools After Microsoft Ireland and the Cloud Act

FTC Continues to Unilaterally Repeal the HSR Merger Review Process

By: Steven J. Cernak (The Antitrust Attorney) The Federal Trade Commission continues to take subtle steps that, in total, will end up significantly changing the merger...
Labor Market

FTC & DOJ Hold Virtual Workshop On Competition In Labor Markets

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division will host a virtual workshop on December 6 and 7 to...
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FTC Is Looking Closely At Facebook Disclosures

Federal Trade Commission staffers have begun looking into disclosures that Facebook's internal company research had identified ill effects from its products, according to The Wall...
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FTC Warns Tech Firms On Money-Making Claims

The Federal Trade Commission is putting more than 1,100 businesses that pitch money-making ventures on notice that if they deceive or mislead consumers about...
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