The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition enforces the nation’s antitrust laws, which form the foundation of our free market economy. The antitrust laws promote the interests of consumers; they support unfettered markets and result in lower prices and more choices. The Bureau of Competition investigates potential law violations and seeks legal remedies in federal court or before FTC’s administrative law judges. The Bureau also serves as a resource for policy makers on competition issues.
ARA has been informed by FTC officials that if you or your company does plan to contact their agency, it should be done sooner rather than later. FTC is looking to see if benefits from competition overlap between proposed merging companies impact price, service, and quality. Phone conversations with FTC are confidential. Written submissions could be subject to discovery during any potential lawsuit.
Telephone: Mike Franchak, 202-326-3406 or Victoria Luxardo, 202-326-2069
Regular Mail: Office of Policy and Coordination, Room 383, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20580
Note: E-mail is not secure. Confidential information should be marked “Confidential” and sent via regular mail.
Please consult the FTC’s Guide to the Antitrust Laws, which may answer general questions about the antitrust laws or the work of the Bureau of Competition.