Financial Services, Fintech, and Banking Section

Industries and Commodities

The Financial Services, Fintech, and Banking Section (FFB) is responsible for the enforcement of the antitrust laws, competition advocacy, and competition policy in the financial, banking, real estate, ticket distribution, and publishing industries, including

  • Financial services
  • Securities industries
  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • Banking
  • Insurance (health insurance matters are handled by the Healthcare and Consumer Products Section)
  • Real estate services
  • Printing
  • Book and journal publishing
  • Advertising agencies
  • Concert and event promotion and venues

Federal and State Contacts

Financial services, securities, banking and other matters: FFB has developed ongoing relationships with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Reserve Board, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Real estate: FFB often works closely with the relevant state attorneys general, state legislatures, real estate boards, industry trade groups, and the Federal Trade Commission.

Selected Cases and Investigations

U.S. v. Visa Inc. and Plaid Inc. (2020)

U.S. and Plaintiff States v. Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation (2020)

U.S. v. Paramount Pictures, Inc., et al. (2020)

U.S. v. Quad/Graphics, Inc., et al. (2019)

ASCAP and BMI Consent Decree Review (2019)

U.S. v. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., et al. (2018)

U.S. v. Deere & Company, et al. (2016)

U.S. v. Tribune Publishing Company (2015)

U.S. v. AB Electrolux, Electrolux North America, Inc., and General Electric Company (2015)

U.S. v. Apple, Inc., et al. (2012)

U.S. and Plaintiff States v. American Express (2010)

U.S. and Plaintiff States v. Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation (2010)

The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google, Inc. (2009)

U.S. v. Consolidated Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (2008)

U.S. v. Daily Gazette Company and MediaNews Group, Inc. (2007)

U.S. v. National Association of Realtors (2005)


Photo of Owen Kendler

Owen Kendler, Chief

Lisa Scanlon, Assistant Chief
Yvette F. Tarlov, Assistant Chief

Mailing address:
Suite 4000, Liberty Square Building
450 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530

Phone: 202-305-8376
Fax: 202-514-7308

Related pages:

Sections and Offices

Antitrust Division Leadership, Section, and Office Directory: Contains contact information for each section and office.

Division Manual: Chapter 1, Organization and Functions of the Antitrust Division

Updated January 5, 2021

Was this page helpful?

Was this page helpful?
Yes No