In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #03213

Submission Number:
03213
Commenter:
Janet Lyon
State:
Montana
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
I am writing to demand that the Federal Trade Commission stop Staples from merging with Essendant. The lead counsel who negotiated the merger for Staples was previously the head of the FTC division that reviewed mergers like these. This is clearly a conflict of interest, one of many that exist in our government today. 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. Please do the right thing. Respectfully, Janet Lyon