May 5 2023
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Briefing: Congressional Oversight of the FTC

May 5, 2023   12:00pm ET   Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been at the center of many significant legal and public policy debates over the past century. Over the past year, it has assumed a more aggressive interpretation of its statutory authority than it has asserted in over 40 years.

Join the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), one of the nation’s leading research centers focused on law and economics, for a taco lunch and engaging conversation on Congressional oversight of this agency. This panel discussion will look at idiosyncrasies in the relationship between Congress and the FTC, with a focus on the importance of Congressional oversight of the agency. We will cover:

  • An overview of FTC-related issues likely to be before the 118th Congress.
  • A look at key episodes in the history of Congress’s management of the FTC.
  • A practical understanding of the different oversight “levers” available to Congress as it seeks to govern the FTC’s actions.

Panelists include former FTC Bureau Directors Debbie Feinstein, Partner at Arnold & Porter, and William MacLeod, Partner at Kelley Drye.

Take-home resources and District Taco will be provided. Please RSVP using the button or message [email protected].