FTC Announces Agenda for the 13th Session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The Federal Trade Commission today announced the agenda for the thirteenth session of its Hearings Initiative. The session, focused on the agency’s merger retrospective program, will take place on April 12, 2019, at FTC Headquarters in Room 432. The FTC’s Bureau of Economics has a long tradition of conducting ex post evaluations of consummated mergers, […]

FTC’s James A. Kohm and Markus H. Meier Earn Presidential Rank Awards

The Federal Trade Commission announced today that James A. Kohm, Director of the Enforcement Division in the Bureau of Consumer Protection, and Markus H. Meier, Director of the Health Care Division in the Bureau of Competition, have received Fiscal Year 2018 Presidential Rank Awards. “The FTC, and American consumers, benefit immeasurably from talented leaders like […]

FTC and DOJ Seek Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to International Antitrust Guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seek public comment on proposed Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation, which update guidelines issued by the Agencies in 1995. The guidelines provide information to businesses concerning the Agencies’ antitrust enforcement policy with respect to international activities as well as their related investigative […]

FTC Testifies before Senate Commerce Committee about Agency’s Work to Protect Consumers and Promote Competition

In testimony presented to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Federal Trade Commission described its work, and called for several changes to the FTC Act that would enhance its ability to protect consumers and promote competition. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Commissioners Maureen K. Ohlhausen and Terrell McSweeny testified before the […]