FTC Finalizes Changes to Streamline Investigative Processes


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued final changes to agency procedure aimed at streamlining and updating the procedures for FTC investigations and clarifying the agency’s procedures for evaluating allegations of misconduct by attorneys practicing before the FTC. The changes were made regarding procedures in Parts 2 and 4 of the FTC’s Rules of Practice.

Updated Procedures for FTC Investigations -

The final changes to Part 2 “will expedite FTC investigations and ensure that the agency’s investigatory processes continue to keep pace with electronic discovery.” See the FTC press release here. Specific changes include...

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Topics:  Competition, Compulsory Process, Ethics, FTC

Published In: Antitrust & Trade Regulation Updates, Civil Procedure Updates, Electronic Discovery Updates, Mergers & Acquisitions Updates

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