Speeches

Health Care Antitrust Enforcement Issues

The Health Trustee Institute

Cleveland, Ohio

Date:
By: 
Janet D. Steiger, Former Chairman

Good afternoon. It is a pleasure to be here today as a panelist for the Health Trustee Institute to discuss antitrust, hospital mergers, and innovation in health care delivery. As usual, the views I express are my own. They are not necessarily those of the Commission or any other Commissioner.

Privacy in the Electronic Age

The Privacy & American Business Conference

Washington, D.C.

Date:
By: 
Christine A. Varney, Former Commissioner

Good morning. It's a pleasure to be here -- even at this early hour -- to talk with you about the increasingly important issues surrounding personal privacy in the information age.

International Antritrust: An FTC Perspective

The Fordham Corporate Law Institute 22nd Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy, Fordham University Law School

New York, N.Y.

Date:
By: 
Robert Pitofsky, Former Chairman

The views expressed are those of the Chairman and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Trade Commission or any other Commissioner.

I will begin with a "report from Washington" on noteworthy matters, both international and domestic, that have occurred in the last year, but even my written text discusses only the highlights. I want to focus on where we are going, not where we have been.

FTC Franchise Rule Review

The American Bar Association, 1995 Forum on Franchising

Orlando, Florida

Date:
By: 
Christine A. Varney, Former Commissioner

The views expressed are those of the Commissioner and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Trade Commission or any other Commissioner or staff.

A Brief Review of the FTC's Environmental and Food Advertising Enforcement Programs

The Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

Chicago, Illinois

Date:
By: 
Roscoe B. Starek, III, Former Commissioner

Good afternoon. I'm delighted to be back in my home town of Chicago today to review the Federal Trade Commission's law enforcement programs in the areas of environmental marketing and food advertising. Before I go further, I must let you know that the views I express today are my own and are not necessarily those of the Federal Trade Commission or any other Commissioner.

International Aspects of Antitrust Enforcement

Antitrust 1996 A Conference Presented by Business Develpment Associates, Inc.

Washington, D.C.

Date:
By: 
Roscoe B. Starek, III, Former Commissioner

I. INTRODUCTION

 

I appreciate very much the opportunity to help give you an "Update on the International Antitrust Climate." I could talk all afternoon on this topic, so I will concentrate on international antitrust cooperation. A number of recent developments have lowered some of the historic barriers to cooperation by enforcers, which I view as an important element in the evolution of free trade on a global scale.

Vertical Restraints with Horizontal Consequences: CompetitiveEffects of Most-Favored-Customer" Clauses"

Business Development Associates, Inc. Antitrust 1996 Conference

Washington, D.C.

Date:
By: 
Jonathan B. Baker, Former Director

George Orwell's novel Animal Farm recounts the course of a revolution against the discredited old order on farmer Jones's Manor Farm. The victorious animals developed a carefully crafted and sensible set of rules to govern their own new order " the Seven Commandments. But the Seven Commandments were hard for most of the animals to remember.

The Sunshine Act: Administrative Conference Of The United States

Special Committee To Review The Government In The Sunshine Act

Washington, D.C.

Date:
By: 
Stephen Calkins, Former General Counsel

I am pleased to appear today before the Special Committee to Review the Government in the Sunshine Act, to discuss the Federal Trade Commission's experience under this statute and to suggest some changes that the Commission believes merit consideration.

Jurisdiction and Activities of the Federal Trade Commission with Respect to Livestock and Grain Products

The Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee United States Senate

Huron, South Dakota

Date:
By: 
Ronald Rowe, Former Assistant Director

Chairman Pressler and members of the Committee, I am pleased to appear before you today to discuss the jurisdiction and activities of the Federal Trade Commission with respect to livestock and grain products. The Commission understands that the Committee is examining concerns expressed by ranchers and farmers about the prices they receive for their products. I appreciate the opportunity to appear before the Committee to present the Commission's perspective on these matters.

A Report on Recent Antitrust Developments at the Federal Trade Commission

The American Bar Association's Antitrust Law Section

Chicago, Illinois

Date:
By: 
William J. Baer, Former Director

Good morning. I'm pleased to be here representing the Bureau of Competition. It's also good to be back at the Commission after a 15-year absence. It was interesting to find that, after 15 years, many things have not changed. There still is a tradition at the Bureau that each incoming Bureau Director is given custody of a book, signed by all his other predecessors, that is designed to provide a blueprint for managing the place. On my arrival, I was given that book. It is entitled "If I Ran the Zoo," by Dr. Seuss. It still fits.

Reforming and Strengthening the Merger Enforcement Process at the FTC

ABA Antitrust Section "Summer Meeting"

Chicago, Illinois

Date:
By: 
Christine A. Varney, Former Commissioner

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission. The views expressed are those of the Commissioner and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Trade Commission or any other Commissioner or staff.

It is indeed a pleasure to speak to you today. I want to report on what we accomplished in the four months since Chairman Pitofsky and arrived and our merger enforcement agenda. A great number of the changes that Chairman Pitofsky instituted were begun by his predecessor, Janet Steiger, who has our deepest gratitude for revitalizing the agency and reinvigorating its staff.

Cooperation Between Enforcement Agencies: Building Upon the Past

The APEC Committee on Trade and Investment, Conference on Competition Policy and Law

Auckland, New Zealand

Date:
By: 
Christine A. Varney, Former Commissioner

I am pleased to be here in Auckland to participate in this APEC Meeting on Trade and Competition, and I appreciate very much the opportunity to speak to you on the subject of cooperation in international competition policy development and law enforcement. I am one of the five Presidentially appointed and Congressionally confirmed U.S. Federal Trade Commissioners. The views I will be expressing are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Federal Trade Commission as a whole or of any other Commissioner.

Vertical Merger Enforcement Challenges at the FTC

The 36th Annual Antitrust Institute

San Francisco, California

Date:
By: 
Christine A. Varney, Former Commissioner

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission. The views expressed are those of the Commissioner and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Trade Commission or any other Commissioner or staff.

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