Industries and Commodities
The Media, Entertainment, and Professional Services Section (MEP) is responsible for civil antitrust enforcement, competition advocacy, and competition policy in the areas of:
- Motion pictures
- Music publishing
- Concert and event promotion
- Television (cable and satellite are handled by the Telecommunications and Broadband Section)
- Sports and recreation
- Credit cards
- Real estate (see Competition and Real Estate)
Federal and State Contacts
Radio and television: MEP reviews radio and television mergers in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission.
Real estate: MEP 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
Related Guidelines and Reports
Competition in the Real Estate Brokerage Industry: A Report by the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice
Owen Kendler, Chief
Lisa Scanlon, Assistant Chief
Yvette F. Tarlov, Assistant Chief
Suite 4000, Liberty Square Building
450 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Sections and Offices: Contains contact information for each section and office.
Division Manual: Chapter 1, Organization and Functions of the Antitrust Division