FTC's Khan Says Labor 'Absolutely' Part Of Merger Probes

By Bryan Koenig (June 9, 2022, 5:59 PM EDT) — A year into the job, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan is defending the commission’s decision to expand the types of questions the agency asks merging companies and a proposed major overhaul of merger guidelines, but is pushing back on “some misconception” that the added questions go beyond the FTC’s purview.

In an interview Wednesday with Law360 — one in a series of lightning-round sessions with various media outlets — Khan argued that the agency remains laser-focused on the kind of competition issues that have long dominated its merger reviews.

While Khan acknowledged that the FTC is now closely considering how…

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