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In testimony presented to a U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee, Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen described the FTC’s extensive work on the potential competitive effects of excessive occupational licensing through research, education, advocacy, and enforcement.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice today announced the release of antitrust guidance for businesses taking part in relief efforts and those involved in rebuilding communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The Federal Trade Commission’s Economic Liberty Task Force announced today that it will hold its second roundtable in Washington, DC on Nov.
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced today that she has selected Ian R. Conner, a partner in the Antitrust & Competition group at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, to be an Acting Deputy Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, effective Sept. 18,...
The Hart Scott Rodino (HSR) Act and Rules require that parties to certain mergers and acquisitions submit premerger notification filings and wait before consummating the transaction. Parties must often balance the HSR filing requirement with a number of other regulatory requirements,...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order designed to remedy the anticompetitive effects resulting from Baxter’s proposed $625 million acquisition of Claris’ injectable drugs business.
Mars, Incorporated has agreed to divest 12 veterinary clinics around the United States that provide specialty and emergency services to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Mars’s $9.1 billion acquisition of pet care company VCA Inc. would violate federal antitrust laws.
Bruce Hoffman, the Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, issued this statement on the Commission’s decision not to further pursue an investigation of Amazon.com, Inc.’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc.:
The National Association of Animal Breeders, Inc., or NAAB – a non-profit trade association whose members compete to sell dairy cattle semen to U.S. dairy farms for artificial insemination of dairy cows – has agreed to refrain from adopting rules that unreasonably stifle competition among its...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order designed to remedy the anticompetitive effects resulting from Broadcom Limited’s acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Under the consent order, Broadcom is required to implement firewalls...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving charges that Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s $4.4 billion acquisition of CST Brands, Inc. would violate federal antitrust laws. The order requires ACT to divest retail fuel stations with convenience...
The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation of several agreements between Honeywell International, Inc. and E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.1 related to the sale of 1234yf, the next generation refrigerant in automotive air conditioning systems.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving concerns that the acquisition of the Valspar Corporation by The Sherwin-Williams Company would likely allow the new company to exercise unilateral market power in the North American market for...
In testimony presented to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commerical and Antitrust Law, the Federal Trade Commission described its efforts to stop anticompetitive conduct in the pharmaceutical industry.
WHAT:The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will host a Roundtable, Streamlining Licensing Across State Lines: Initiatives to Enhance Occupational License Portability. The event will explore options for enhancing the portability of occupational licenses.WHEN:Thursday, July 27, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen released a summary of the agency’s major accomplishments since President Trump named her to the position in January. “I have pursued my long-held principles by promoting economic liberty, protecting consumers (including the military...
Baxter International Inc. and Claris Lifesciences Limited have agreed to divest two types of pharmaceutical products to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Baxter’s proposed $625 million acquisition of Claris’ injectable drugs business is anticompetitive.According to a complaint filed by...
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced today that she has selected D. Bruce Hoffman, a partner at the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP, to be the Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, effective August 7, 2017.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted an additional public comment to the Tennessee Department of Health that opposes issuing a certificate of public advantage (COPA) to Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System that would allow the two companies to merge.
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen has appointed Neil Alan Chilson as the agency’s acting Chief Technologist.Chilson will be primarily responsible for advising Chairman Ohlhausen and the Commission on technology matters, including the FTC’s use of technology, technical...

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