Antitrust Law

How the CFPB Can Enhance Competition in Consumer Finance Right Now

September 11, 2021

Earlier this summer, President Biden delivered on a highly anticipated campaign promise to crack down on corporate monopolies and boost competition across the economy. In a comprehensive executive order, President Biden pledged to take a “whole-of-government” approach to rigorously enforcing the nation’s antitrust laws, documenting how rising corporate consolidation harms consumers and small businesses in…

Challenging the NCAA Cartel: When Consumer Welfare Equals Worker Exploitation

June 9, 2020

The latest antitrust suit brought by college basketball and football players ended (for now) with a partial victory for the athletes. In a unanimous decision last month in Alston v. NCAA, the Ninth Circuit affirmed Judge Claudia Wilken’s finding of liability against the NCAA and upheld her remedy striking down NCAA rules prohibiting player compensation…