[Live Podcast] Courthouse Steps Oral Argument: AMG Capital Management v. FTC

January 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET

On January 13, 2021, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in AMG Capital Management v. FTC, a case that could define the scope of the FTC’s remedial authority and explore the limits of textualism. The FTC Act authorizes the Commission to seek a “permanent injunction” in federal court to stop “unfair methods of competition” and “unfair or deceptive acts or practices.” For many years, the FTC and most courts have interpreted “permanent injunction” to give the FTC the power to require defendants to return money to victims.  The Seventh Circuit recently disagreed and held that the term “permanent injunction” does not encompass equitable monetary relief for past misconduct.

To cover the oral arguments, Asheesh Agarwal, Deputy General Counsel at TechFreedom and an alumnus of the FTC, will moderate a distinguished panel featuring Alden Abbott, the FTC’s General Counsel, and Corbin Barthold, TechFreedom’s Director of Appellate Litigation.

Alden Abbott

General Counsel

Federal Trade Commission

Corbin Barthold

Director of Appellate Litigation and Internet Policy Counsel


Asheesh Agarwal

Deputy General Counsel


Federalist Society’s Corporations, Securities, & Antitrust Practice Group