Speeches

Private Participation in the Enforcement of Public Competition Laws

British Institution of International & Comparative Law's Third Annual Conference on International and Comparative Competition Law: The Transatlantic Antitrust Dialogue

London, UK

Date:
By: 
William Kovacic, Former Chairman

William E. Kovacic
General Counsel

U.S. Federal Trade Commission

British Institution of International & Comparative Law
Third Annual Conference on International and Comparative Competition Law: The Transatlantic Antitrust Dialogue
London

May 15, 2003

Combating Deceptive Advertising - The Role of Advertisers, the Media, and the FTC

Remarks before the Aggressive Advertising and the Law Conference

New York, N.Y.

Date:
By: 
Orson Swindle, Former Commissioner

Introduction

It is a pleasure to be here today to discuss one aspect of "Aggressive Advertising and the Law" - combating deceptive advertising. Let me start by mentioning that my remarks this afternoon reflect solely my views and do not necessarily represent the views of the Commission or any other Commissioner. I also must compliment Lesley Fair of the FTC for a superb presentation. Well done, Lesley; you are a tough act to follow!

Report from the Bureau of Competition

The 51st Annual ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting

Date:
By: 
Joseph J. Simons, Former Director

I. Introduction

Good morning. It's a pleasure to be back here with you to discuss the progress we have made at the Bureau of Competition over the past year. This morning I will review the highlights of our enforcement program, both for mergers and non-mergers. Then I will discuss some of the other important activities in which the Bureau participates. Before I go further, though, allow me to give the usual disclaimer: my comments this morning represent my own views, and not necessarily those of the Commission or any individual Commissioner.

Do the Right Thing (Apologies to Spike Lee)

Remarks Before the Cable Television Advertising Bureau

New York, N.Y.

Date:
By: 
Timothy J. Muris, Former Chairman

*This speech reflects the views of Chairman Muris, not necessarily those of the Commission or of any other Commissioner.

Remarks

The 126th Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association

New York, N.Y.

Date:
By: 
Orson Swindle, Former Commissioner

A. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

I'm delighted to have this opportunity to address the New York State Bar Association on a number of antitrust subjects that have kept the Federal Trade Commission very busy in recent months, and that promise to remain hot topics for the foreseeable future. Before I proceed, I should point out that my remarks tonight reflect solely my views and do not necessarily represent the views of the Commission or any other Commissioner.

Realizing the Potential of the Global Digital Revolution

OECD - APEC Forum on the Digital Economy

Honolulu, Hawaii

Date:
By: 
Orson Swindle, Former Commissioner

General Opening

Aloha and good morning. Thank you, Mr. Sam Young Suh. It is good to see again and thank our conference chair, Dick Beaird. And, certainly, we thank our hosts here in beautiful Hawaii.

It is a pleasure to be with you in Hawaii, where I lived for eight years prior to becoming a Commissioner at the FTC. I am delighted that you have met Governor Linda Lingle. She is an incredibly talented and dedicated public servant, and a dear friend. She will do so much good for Hawaii. Please visit us again in the future, and you will see a remarkably improved Hawaii.

Improving the Economic Foundations of Competition Policy

Remarks before George Mason University Law Review's Winter Antitrust Symposium

Washington, D.C.

Date:
By: 
Timothy J. Muris, Former Chairman

* This speech reflects the views of Chairman Muris and not necessarily those of the Commission or of any other Commissioner.

Introduction

I am delighted to speak at a symposium dedicated to my teacher, mentor, and colleague, Jim Liebeler. Every day I spend at the Federal Trade Commission is another step on a career path Jim opened for me thirty years ago. Antitrust anchored Jim's professional life, and he would have been proud to be celebrated by this gathering. Thank you for allowing me to honor him.

The Spell of the Gherkin,

The Castro C. Geer Chapter of the Federal Trade Commission Alumni Association Annual Business Meeting

Washington, D.C.

Date:
By: 
Thomas B. Leary, Former Commissioner

(With apologies to "The Spell of the Yukon" by 
Robert Service.)

"There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold . . ."

So begins a story of grit and glory:
The Cremation of Sam McGee.
I remember when, as a boy of ten,
T'was the epitome of poetry.

Announcement of FDA's New Consumer Health Information Initiative

Statement

Date:
By: 
Timothy J. Muris, Former Chairman

* The views expressed are those of the FTC Chairman Muris and do not necessarily reflect those of the Federal Trade Commission.

The Federal Trade Commission has worked closely with the Food and Drug Administration for many years to protect American consumers. I am delighted to join Commissioner McClellan for today's announcement. The FDA has detailed an ambitious agenda. These initiatives will increase consumers' access to truthful information about diet and health and better protect consumers against deceptive and scientifically unproven claims.

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