Abigail Slater

Abigail Slater is General Counsel at the Internet Association and a member of the New York Bar and a Solicitor in England and Wales. Prior to joining the Internet Association in 2014, she spent ten years at the Federal Trade Commission. Prior to the FTC, she worked in several offices of the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

The Apple E-Books Litigation: A Page-Turner

The Apple E-Books Litigation: A Page-Turner

Allegations in complaints befit a conspiracy novel – one that Apple argues is completely fictional.

FCC Reform Bill Wins Key Committee Vote

FCC Reform Bill Wins Key Committee Vote

Party-line vote moves forward bill that would change FCC processes.

A Pill Everyone Can Swallow

A Pill Everyone Can Swallow

The FDA’s proposal to modernize generic drug approvals meets with broad support.

FCC Staff Report Finds AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Contrary to Public Interest

FCC Staff Report Finds AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Contrary to Public Interest

AT&T calls report “obviously one-sided” and questions whether its authors were “predisposed.”

Senate Fails to Overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

Senate Fails to Overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

New “open Internet” regulations survive congressional challenge.

Google Draws Attention of Senate Subcommittee

Google Draws Attention of Senate Subcommittee

Internet executives and antitrust experts discuss the need to regulate Google.

House Holds Hearing on the Impact of an EU Privacy Regulation

House Holds Hearing on the Impact of an EU Privacy Regulation

European privacy protection raises questions about optimal level of regulation.

Senator Franken Supports Bloomberg’s Battle Against Comcast

Senator Franken Supports Bloomberg’s Battle Against Comcast

The FCC considers whether the cable provider is favoring its own news channels.

Senators Debate the Merits of Blocking the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Senators Debate the Merits of Blocking the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Sen. Kohl argues that consumers would lose a low-priced option while Sen. Lee claims the merger would generate efficiencies.

FTC Holds Workshop on Preventing Patent Hold-Ups

FTC Holds Workshop on Preventing Patent Hold-Ups

Workshop participants considered mandating disclosure and restricting license terms.

Federal Judge Rejects Amended Google Books Settlement

Federal Judge Rejects Amended Google Books Settlement

Judge finds that settlement would unduly increase Google’s market power.

FTC Issues Pay-for-Delay Report

FTC Issues Pay-for-Delay Report

Report finds consumer harm in rise of pay-for-delay agreements.