4 Ways New Chairman Can Create An Innovation-Friendly FTC

Law360 (February 26, 2018, 1:14 PM EST) -- Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee held a confirmation hearing[1] for four nominees to the Federal Trade Commission. Once confirmed, the FTC will be operating with an entirely new slate of commissioners, including Joseph Simons, a corporate antitrust lawyer tapped by President Donald Trump to be the new FTC chairman.

The commission’s new leaders have an opportunity to solidify the FTC’s reputation as both a strong consumer advocate and a champion for innovation. To this end, there are several principles that should guide Chairman Simons when he takes up the helm of the FTC.

1. Make It Expensive to...

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