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Competition Advocacy at the Federal Trade Commission: Recent Developments Build on Past Successes

BY | August 15, 2012

Tara Isa Koslov, Aug 14, 2012 Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act broadly empowers the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) to prevent the use of “unfair methods…

Tara Isa Koslov, Aug 14, 2012

Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act broadly empowers the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) to prevent the use of “unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce.” The Commission is primarily a law enforcement agency and, in fulfilling its competition mission, the agency targets its enforcement efforts against alleged anticompetitive conduct by private actors.

But competition also may be affected

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