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FTC Chair Khan Highlights Key Policy Priorities Going Forward, but Aggressive Agenda Faces Uphill Climb

USA - October 4 2021 In a September 22, 2021, memorandum to staff, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan formally laid out her “Vision and Priorities for the FTC…

Tara L. Reinhart, Steven C. Sunshine, David P. Wales.

Executive Order Launches ‘Whole-of-Government’ Antitrust Initiatives but Implementation Faces a Long Road Ahead

USA - July 13 2021 Over the course of his first six months in office, President Joe Biden has signaled a clear commitment to reinvigorate antitrust enforcement. On July…

Boris Bershteyn, Kenneth B. Schwartz, David P. Wales.

Facebook Rulings Are a Setback for Antitrust Regulators but May Spur Amendments

USA - July 8 2021 On June 28, 2021, Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted Facebook’s motions to dismiss two parallel…

Karen M. Lent, Matthew M. Martino, Steven C. Sunshine.

Lina Khan’s Appointment as FTC Chair Reflects Biden Administration’s Aggressive Stance on Antitrust Enforcement

USA - June 18 2021 As anticipated, on June 15, 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed Lina Khan’s appointment to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Unexpectedly, within hours…

Bre Jordan, Tara L. Reinhart, Steven C. Sunshine, David P. Wales.

Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Sweeping Injunction Against Qualcomm and Reins In Expansive Interpretation of Sherman Act

USA - August 14 2020 On August 11, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decisively reversed the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC or Commission)…

Matthew M. Martino, Tara L. Reinhart, Steven C. Sunshine.