Carl Hittinger, Jeffry Duffy Recap Highlights of Recent BakerHostetler Symposium Regarding the Future of FTC Section 5 Actions

Articles / April 6, 2015

Partner Carl Hittinger and Counsel Jeffry Duffy authored an April 3, 2015, article for The Legal Intelligencer summarizing the recent symposium sponsored by BakerHostetler on the past, present, and future of Section 5 of the FTC Act. The symposium assembled, for the first time in a public forum, 14 key decision-makers and experts from all three branches of government to debate the future of FTC's competition enforcement authority as the agency embarks on its second century.

The authors recap the various panels and viewpoints expressed at the Feb. 26, 2015, symposium and pose this question:

“…will the continued lack of Section 5 guidelines loom large enough before the Senate Commerce Committee or the full Senate to become an issue at confirmation hearings and, perhaps, finally break the stalemate in this long-running debate? Stay tuned.”

Read the article.