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FTC Staff Warns Lawyers: Don't Lie To Us

Law360 (May 14, 2019, 4:29 PM EDT) -- Federal Trade Commission staff have issued a stark warning to practitioners, saying attorneys could be barred from appearing before the commission if they intentionally mislead the agency during investigations or in-house proceedings.

Staff from the FTC's Bureau of Competition penned a blog post Monday outlining concerns about attorneys who misrepresent key facts during their dealings with the agency, and warned that practitioners "owe a duty of candor and professionalism" when interacting with them and the commissioners.

"The commission's rules require no less, and provide for public reprimands, sanctions and even disbarment from commission practice for attorneys who fail to uphold the...

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