DOJ’s Tierney, 26-year veteran, among senior antitrust lawyers joining new offices

Conventional wisdom says that summer is often a slow news time and there isn’t much movement among senior partners at law firms.

But the departure of senior antitrust lawyers from the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, as well as moves by five key antitrust lawyers from one white shoe firm to another, are upending that trend.

James Tierney, the chief of the networks and technology enforcement section of the DOJ’s antitrust …

Lawmakers with FTC oversight face easy November races

Most of the Federal Trade Commission’s congressional bosses aren’t going anywhere.

That’s because almost all the lawmakers with key posts on committees that oversee the FTC don’t have serious election challenges. …

Fierce debate erupts in wake of FTC’s LabMD ruling

Within an hour of the unanimous decision of the Federal Trade Commission to reverse an administrative law judge’s ruling that had dismissed the agency’s case against LabMD for its alleged …

Approved: Dissecting the Teva-Allergan merger

The Federal Trade Commission was quick to highlight that it had required global pharmaceutical giant Teva to unload 79 generic drugs — the largest drug divestiture in one of its …

Lawmakers to FTC: Probe Airbnb, other room rental sites

The Federal Trade Commission says it’s dipping its foot into the sharing economy pool, but several Democratic senators want it to dive in.

Senators Dianne Feinstein, Brian Schatz and Elizabeth Warren …

ECM seeks to overturn FTC decision on biodegradable plastics at Sixth Circuit

A lawyer for ECM BioFilms told an appeals court that a Federal Trade Commission decision related to biodegradability set a standard that is scientifically impossible to meet and likely to …

Neil Averitt commentary: The Great Fembot Menace

Things are tough all around. Terrorists, the Zika virus, politicians on the make, and now this.

I am talking fembots here. And so, it appears, is the Federal Trade Commission.

A “fembot,” …