Davis Polk Dialogues Podcast

The Federal Trade Commission Hearings

Join Davis Polk as we follow the highly anticipated FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.

Davis Polk Dialogues: The FTC Hearings is a podcast series featuring commentary on these historic hearings to help the public stay informed and aware of the potential impact to their business and daily lives. Our speakers will cover key topics including privacy and big data; mergers and acquisitions, buyer power and antitrust; algorithmic decision-making and artificial intelligence; and the impact of new technologies on competition, innovation, and consumer rights.

These broad hearings, the first in nearly 25 years, will be critical to agency policy and enforcement priorities moving forward and represent an opportunity for early insight into the newly appointed Commissioners’ thinking on key issues to the business community and the public, with significant implications for antitrust, M&A, privacy and data security.

Latest Episode

Episode 1: Opening Day on Competition and Consumer Protection

Eileen Harrington, former Deputy Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection and a long time FTC enforcement official, sits down with Davis Polk partner and former Chairman of the FTC Jon Leibowitz and Davis Polk partners Avi Gesser and Ronan Harty to discuss why the Commission is holding these hearings; whether the Commission will continue its tradition of bipartisan collaboration; key issues to watch in the competition, consumer protection and data privacy space; and what we may expect to develop out of these hearings.


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