FTC To Revise Investigation, Atty Misconduct Rules

Law360, New York (January 13, 2012, 7:07 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Friday revealed plans to streamline its investigation process to address the increasing prominence of electronic discovery and to clarify the way it handles allegations of attorney misconduct.

The proposal would revise the way the agency handles disputes over its subpoenas and civil investigative demands, give the FTC's general counsel the ability to launch enforcement cases if a company doesn't comply with the merger review second-request process, and eliminate the need for parties to hold on to documents related to an investigation...
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