DOJ moving at ‘full speed’ while FTC stays in holding pattern

It didn’t take long for Makan Delrahim to make a first impression.

Less than two months into his new gig as head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, Delrahim is off to a fast start, backed by a full slate of seasoned deputies, making waves and even ruffling feathers.

In recent days the Delrahim-led division has been all over the news, stunning veteran practitioners by reportedly demanding that AT&T divest Turner Broadcasting …

Influential Timothy Muris has ties to key Trump antitrust players

Not long after Donald Trump was elected president, speculation in antitrust circles ramped up about whether hard-charging firebrands, eager to make waves and take on the establishment, would be put …

Yea or nay: Road to FTC top post isn’t always smooth

Confirmation votes for Federal Trade Commission nominees are rarely controversial, but the road to an agency seat has had some dramatic incidents.

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Joseph Simons for chairman …

No Rx for big drugmakers accused of fixing prices

The pharmaceutical industry is in hot water.

For years the Federal Trade Commission has scrutinized drug pricing, taking a hard look at so-called reverse payments that branded drugmakers use to settle …

DirecTV to judge: FTC hasn’t proven deceptive ad suit

DirecTV is pressing a federal judge to find that the Federal Trade Commission hasn’t offered enough evidence at trial to prove that the satellite TV provider owes $4 billion in …

North Dakota health providers’ merger defense turns on insurer bargaining power

Two healthcare providers seeking to overcome a federal and state challenge to their proposed merger in the Bismarck, North Dakota, area have built their case on a simple idea: The …

Neil Averitt commentary: Sizing up Joe Simons’ management style

New management at an agency brings not only changes in substantive policy, but also changes in the style of personal interactions with both the staff and outside counsel. These stylistic …