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The Federal Trade Commission announced that it is restoring its long-established practice of routinely restricting future acquisitions for merging parties that pursue anticompetitive mergers.
Bad actors who prey on older Americans should be stopped in their tracks, and today, the Federal Trade Commission is testifying before the Senate Special Committee on Aging on our work to protect older adults and ensure that these predators face consequences.
Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan issued the following statement regarding the White House nomination of Alvaro Bedoya to serve as an FTC Commissioner: “Congratulations to Alvaro Bedoya on his nomination. Alvaro’s expertise on surveillance and data security and his longstanding commitment...
The Federal Trade Commission is adjusting its process for reviewing mergers to deal with a surge in merger filings.
The Federal Trade Commission testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on legislation to modify the FTC’s authority and address other pressing issues facing the agency.
The Federal Trade Commission voted in an open Commission meeting to rescind a 1995 policy statement that made it more difficult and burdensome to deter problematic mergers and acquisitions. The 1995 Policy Statement on Prior Approval and Prior Notice Provisions ended the Commission’s longstanding...
The following statement can be attributed to Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan and Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department Antitrust Division Richard A. Powers:
The Federal Trade Commission submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2022 budget request, in support of the President’s FY 2022 budget for the federal government. The budget request also includes the FY 2022 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2021 and FY 2022, and Performance Report...
Following a hearing in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation last month, Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter reaffirmed the need to restore the FTC’s ability to return money unlawfully taken from consumers.  Acting Chairwoman Slaughter wrote...
Names Austin King Associate General Counsel for New Rulemaking Group Hires Gaurav Laroia as Attorney-Advisor for Consumer Protection Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter announced that she has selected Austin King to be the Associate General Counsel for Rulemaking....
In testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee, the Federal Trade Commission updated lawmakers on its efforts to combat scams and address other consumer issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, while urging lawmakers to ensure the agency has the authority it needs to prohibit illegal conduct and...
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter announced that she has appointed Marta E. Wosińska as Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics.
FTC will reinvigorate rulemaking authority to level the playing field for consumers and businesses New group in Office of the General Counsel will help build Commission’s rulemaking capacity and agenda for unfair or deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter announced that she has appointed Lindsay Kryzak as Director of the agency’s Office of Public Affairs.“Especially during a pandemic, communicating with the public in clear and efficient ways about the FTC’s work is vital to the...
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter issued the following statement regarding the White House nomination of Lina M. Khan to serve as an FTC Commissioner:“I congratulate Lina M. Khan on her nomination. Her creative energy, groundbreaking antitrust work, and passion for...
Acting Chairwoman vows to strongly enforce existing antitrust law to protect Americans from rising monopoly power and anticompetitive mergers Agency will prioritize deterrence and rulemaking to promote more competitive markets for consumers, workers, and entrepreneurs Slaughter supports...
Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, designated Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission by President Joseph R. Biden on January 21, today unveiled a number of interim leadership changes. “I am enormously grateful to these talented members of the FTC team for being willing to offer their services as we...
President Joseph R. Biden designated Rebecca Kelly Slaughter as Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission. Slaughter has served as a Commissioner since May 2018.“I am deeply honored and grateful to lead an agency that is critical to helping the U.S. economy get back on its feet and function more...
The Federal Trade Commission published its Fiscal Year 2020 Performance Report as required under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010. The report documents the progress made by the Commission in achieving the mission and performance goals established in the Fiscal Year...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons announced his resignation from the Commission today, effective January 29, 2021.“It’s been a great honor to lead this incredible organization filled with so many talented people working on behalf of American consumers,” Simons said. “As technology...

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