FTC public forum today: what you need to know

The FTC’s public forum is today from noon to 3:00 PM ET.

Here is the event page: FTC Public Forum. And, here is a link (from the event page) that should get you directly to the forum: Live Webcast.

The agenda is as follows:

12:00-12:05 PM:  Opening Remarks by FTC Chair Lina Kahn

12:05-12:10 PM:  Rulemaking Presentation by Marie Choi, Office of General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission

12:10-12:15 PM:  Overview of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Noncompetes, Elizabeth Wilkins, Director, Office of Policy and Planning

12:15-1:05 PM:  Panel of speakers from various companies

1:05-1:10 PM:  Reactions from FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter

1:10-2:55 PM:  Public Comment

2:55-3:00 PM:  Closing Remarks by FTC Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya

For background on the proposed rule, see Six things companies need to do now in response to the FTC’s proposed rule.

And, don’t forget, while it’s too late to sign up to speak today (the sign-up page has been taken down), you can still submit written comments by March 20, 2023. Note that, as of this morning, the FTC has received 11,785 comments.

As previously mentioned, and as I have done in the past (see here and here), I am working on a letter to the FTC to provide relevant, experience-based, practical information from me and dozens of other lawyers and paralegals around the country.

Though we will not be advocating for a position, we are hopeful that the FTC will take the information into consideration as it determines how to proceed with a final rule.

If you are a lawyer or paralegal who is interested in providing comments and signing onto our letter (subject, of course, to your opportunity to review and sign on only if you agree), please email my paralegal, Erika Hahn, and me at your earliest convenience, and we will loop you into the process.