Davis Polk Dialogues: What Have We Learned So Far?
A Davis Polk Podcast Series on the FTC 2018-2019 Hearings

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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

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