FTC Launches Rulemaking Authority Group

The Federal Trade Commission which has historically worked its will through lawsuits and settlements, is flexing its rulemaking muscle. That is because acting FTC Chair Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has created a rulemaking group within the Office of General Counsel. Historically, the FTC has used its rulemaking authority primarily to review existing rules, rather than come up with new ones, but that could be about to change.