The Future Of The FTC

Law360, New York (March 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The appointment of current FTC Commissioner Jon Leibowitz to the Chairman’s position, announced on Feb. 27, 2009, is the first appointment to the FTC under the new administration. With the appointment, it is tempting to speculate where Mr. Leibowitz will lead the FTC in merger enforcement.

Mr. Leibowitz’ appointment may not result in a significant increase in the number of merger challenges brought, but it may lead to greater variety in the challenges and merger remedies sought by the FTC. The FTC’s December complaint to unwind...
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