The “No Collusion” Rule by Brendan Ballou, DOJ Trial Attorney

Dec 02, 2021

Brendan Ballou is a trial attorney at DOJ’s antitrust division and author of “The ‘No Collusion’ Rule,” published earlier this year in the Stanford Law & Policy Review. In that article, Ballou proposes that the FTC, under its unfair methods of competition authority, should pursue a “no collusion” rulemaking , which would seek to prevent companies from raising prices simply because their competitor has done so.