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FTC Has Full Slate of Commissioners

Last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Alvaro Bedoya to fill the open fifth Commissioner seat on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The confirmation fills the vacancy left when Rohit Chopra resigned in October 2021 to head the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Because the FTC can only take action upon the vote of a majority of the Commissioners, the filling of the fifth seat is seen as key to advancing Chairwoman Lina Kahn’s agenda.

Bedoya is known for his work related to privacy and data security, as he is the founding director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law. He joins the FTC as it is reviewing the horizontal and vertical merger guidelines, so his appointment likely will have a significant impact on the outcome of that review and the corresponding competition enforcement.

©2022 Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 139
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John Steren, Epstein Becker Law Firm, Health Care Litigation Attorney
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E. John Steren is a Member of the Firm in the Health Care & Life Sciences and Litigation & Business Disputes practices, in the Washington, DC, office of Epstein Becker Green. Mr. Steren devotes a significant portion of his practice to helping health care organizations manage the antitrust risks of joint ventures and other business arrangements. He also focuses his practice on other complex commercial and civil litigation matters.

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Patricia M. Wagner, Epstein becker green, health care, life sciences
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PATRICIA M. WAGNER is a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices, in the firm's Washington, DC, office. In 2014, Ms. Wagner was selected to the Washington DC Super Lawyers list in the area of Health Care.

Ms. Wagner's experience includes the following:

Advising clients on a variety of matters related to federal and state antitrust issues 

Representing clients in antitrust matters in front of the Federal Trade Commission and the United States Department of...

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