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Focus on Regulation

Outlook for Disgorgement Remedies in the Trump Administration

720px-US-FederalTradeCommission-Seal.svgWith the departure of now former Chairwoman Edith Ramirez earlier this month, among the most discussed vacancies in the new administration these days is the post of permanent Chair of the Federal Trade Commission. According to reports, one leading candidates is Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, and her selection could also have significant implications for FTC policy areas—particularly with respect to disgorgement remedies in antitrust cases. Specifically, should she become the permanent Chairman, Acting Chairman Ohlhausen’s record and recent comments indicate a potential shift away from disgorgement as a remedy in FTC cases.

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