Our podcasts bring together some of the top minds at Davis Polk to illuminate and explore the big issues of the day. These rich discussions may include professionals from a number of the firm’s diverse practices, as well as special guests.
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.
The FTC Hearings series features 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.
Episode 3: What Have We Learned So Far?
David Vladeck, Professor at the Georgetown Law Center and former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, sits down with Davis Polk partner and former FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz and Davis Polk partners Avi Gesser and Ronan Harty, to discuss the first nine hearings and what to look for in 2019, including:
- The outlook for investigations and enforcement actions by the FTC
- Expected vertical-merger guidelines and increased concerns about acquisitions by dominant companies of nascent disrupters
- The momentum for privacy legislation and ways to balance the benefits and risks of Big Data