Sean Heather

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Senior Vice President, International Regulatory Affairs & Antitrust

Sean Heather is Senior Vice President for International Regulatory Affairs & Antitrust.

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Inside the FTC’s Ploy to Quash A BioTech Merger

In Franz Kafka’s The Trial, a man is prosecuted by a remote, inscrutable authority. With the nature of his offense unclear and the court’s jurisdiction ambiguous,  the entire process becomes bewildering and interminable.  As he navigates a labyrinth of bureaucratic traps, the proceedings themselves “gradually merge into the judgment.”  Ultimately, Kafka’s character is deemed guilty, without ever hearing the charges against him or having a chance to defend himself. 

Why the FTC is Powerless When it Comes to Competition Rulemaking

In 1914, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was created when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Trade Commission Act into law. Since its founding, the FTC has held a unique and multifaceted role in the U.S. administrative state and the economy.  

Under the Microscope: The European Union’s Digital Markets Act

The U.S. Chamber supports a EU proposal to establish a forward-looking strategic dialogue around trade and technology policy.

Unlocking Antitrust: Antitrust Places Little Obligation to Help Competitors (Part 3)

Antitrust is not about competitors, its about consumers.
Part 3 examines abuse of superior bargaining power.

Unlocking Antitrust: Antitrust Places Little Obligation to Help Competitors (Part 2)

Antitrust is not about competitors, its about consumers.
Part 2 examines product design and self-preferencing.