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08 June Monday

FTC “Unfair Methods of Competition” Rule-making: Pros, Cons, and Processes

08 June 2020, 13:00 - 08 June 2020, 14:00
Competition
Moderator:
  • Justin Epner / Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Speakers:
  • Professor Gus Hurwitz / University of Nebraska
  • Professor Daniel Crane / University of Michigan
  • Tom Struble / R Street Institute
  • Svetlana Gans / NCTA – The Internet & Television Association

Presented by the Federal Civil Enforcement Committee.

In recent years, there has been discussion of whether the FTC should engage in formal rule-making efforts in order to clarify the bounds of “unfair methods of competition.” Reverse-payment settlements (“pay for delay”) in the pharmaceutical industry and employment-contract non-compete clauses have been topics that have especially gotten attention in this area. The four panelists have different opinions and different perspectives and will address the why’s and how’s of arguments for and against formal rule-making.

Details
Date: June 8
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm