In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #02798

Submission Number:
02798
Commenter:
Thomas Filip
State:
California
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
David Dayen reported at The Intercept that the lead counsel who negotiated the merger for Staples had previously been the head of the FTC division that reviewed mergers like these.1 It's another example of the "revolving door" between large corporations and the agencies that are supposed to regulate them -- and how that revolving door undermines the public interest.