FTC: Cost/Benefit Analysis of Proposed Rules – A Deeper Dive

Although primarily an enforcement agency, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a historic number of proposed rules over the past two years. From prohibiting non-compete provisions potentially impacting 30 million employment contracts or privacy and data security rules implicating personal information online, these proposed rules will affect most sectors of the U.S. economy. This panel of experts will explore how a federal agency undertakes the cost-benefit analysis for proposed rules, comparing independent agencies to those subject to OIRA review, and provide practical tips for lawyers and economists working on agency rulemaking comments.

Paul Metrey

Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

National Automotive Dealers Association

Hon. Paul Ray

Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies

The Heritage Foundation

Andrew Stivers

Associate Director

NERA Economic Consulting

Jonathan Wolfson

Chief Legal Officer and Policy Director

Cicero Institute

Svetlana Gans


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

Antitrust & Consumer Protection
Cyber & Privacy
Regulatory Process

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