Author Archives: Alexei Alexis

The Federal Trade Commission headquarters stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Shearman & Sterling Lawyer Lands Top FTC Competition Post

Shearman & Sterling Lawyer Lands Top FTC Competition Post

By Alexei Alexis, Bloomberg BNA Antitrust lawyer Bruce Hoffman has been tapped to take over the Federal Trade Commission’s competition team, the agency said July 20. Hoffman, who recently became a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP, has been named acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, effective Aug. 7. He is currently global

The Federal Trade Commission headquarters stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

FTC Tackles ‘Intimidating’ Threat of Lawsuits Against Staff

By Alexei Alexis, Bloomberg BNA The threat of personal liability claims against Federal Trade Commission staff, historically a rare concern, has suddenly become a real problem for the agency. Two FTC attorneys, Alain Sheer and Ruth Yodaiken, face litigation connected to their work on a 2013 data security enforcement action against the now-defunct medical testing

The Federal Trade Commission headquarters stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

FTC Attributes Merger Review Delays to Companies

By Alexei Alexis, Bloomberg BNA The time it takes antitrust regulators to review tie-ups is “largely” in the hands of the merging parties, the Federal Trade Commission’s top antitrust official told Bloomberg BNA. Tad Lipsky, the FTC’s acting competition bureau chief, was responding to statements from the business community that merger reviews are too often

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