Look for more DOJ ‘fixes’ to deals under Delrahim

The day before Makan Delrahim was confirmed to head the Justice Department’s antitrust division, the government made news by challenging Parker-Hannifin’s acquisition of Clarcor, a $4.3 billion deal.

On the surface, that lawsuit showed that the new team at the division wouldn’t hesitate to pull the trigger to oppose a merger that it sees as problematic. You can bet that Delrahim will back the lawsuit signed off on by then-acting division …

Equifax hack could break logjam on combating data breaches

After big data breaches the congressional reaction is almost always the same: hold a hearing, chastise a current or former chief executive, and fail to pass a bill to deal …

Dismissal of Prevagen case deals tough blow to FTC

When the Federal Trade Commission and New York’s attorney general joined forces to sue Quincy Bioscience for deceptive advertising in promoting Prevagen, a dietary supplement, the enforcers came out guns …

FDA, FTC redoubling efforts on generic drugs

One of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises was to bring down drug prices, often blasting pharmaceutical companies for “getting away with murder.”

The Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug …

Enforcing Privacy Shield a priority for FTC, official says

US companies are still waiting to find out if the European Commission will continue the trans-Atlantic data transmission agreement called the EU-US Privacy Shield after regulators on both sides of …

US prosecutors hit snags in fighting global financial crimes

In an era of global finance and global financial crime, US antitrust prosecutors have turned their sights on targets worldwide, bringing recent cases against bankers in London, Paris and Switzerland …

Neil Averitt commentary: A practical guide to agency workshops

Whether you are organizing them, testifying at them or reading the tea leaves they leave behind, agency workshops are an integral part of Washington law practice. It’s important to know …