Back to the Future: How Not to Write a Regulation

What role do consumer protection rules play according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)? When are they appropriate, and what processes and procedures should be used to develop them?

On June 1, AEI’s J. Howard Beales III and Timothy J. Muris sat down with Baker Botts’s Maureen K. Ohlhausen for a panel discussion on the recent efforts for increased rulemaking power in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Ms. Ohlhausen was a welcomed guest in this discussion, having led the FTC as acting chairman and commissioner and now chairing Baker Botts’s Antitrust and Competition Law practice. PURC and AEI’s Mark Jamison moderated the event.