New Tech, Old Laws⏤A Regulator’s Perspective, with the Federal Trade Commissioner Noah Phillips

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET, Webinar

Congress often writes statutes that long outlive the problems they were originally created to solve—and that long predate the problems that regulators face today. When new technologies emerge, raising questions that prior Congresses never imagined, how should regulators go about applying decades-old statutes?

This is a question that the Federal Trade Commission knows all too well. On matters ranging from antitrust to consumer protection, the FTC constantly faces new technologies—and political pressure to regulate them.

FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips discussed these issues with the Gray Center’s Executive Director, Adam White, during a live webinar.

Watch the video recording below.

FTC Commissioner Noah PhillipsAbout Noah Joshua Phillips

Following his nomination by President Donald J. Trump and unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate, Noah Joshua Phillips was sworn in as a Commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission on May 2, 2018. Before coming to the FTC, Phillips served as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator John Cornyn, of Texas, on the Senate Judiciary Committee. From 2011 to 2018, he advised Senator Cornyn on legal and policy matters including antitrust, constitutional law, consumer privacy, fraud, and intellectual property. Prior to his Senate service, Phillips worked as a litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, in New York City, and Steptoe & Johnson LLP, in Washington, D.C. Phillips began his career at Wasserstein Perella & Co., an investment bank in New York City. Phillips received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.