William McConnell

Bill McConnell has led The Deal 's coverage of the nation's capital since becoming Washington bureau chief in 2005. His reporting has covered a range of issues critical to the deal community -- antitrust, financial reform, corporate accounting, tax policy, the impact of national security concerns on dealmaking and the effect consolidation has had on American society. Prior to joining The Deal, Bill was the Washington correspondent for Broadcasting & Cable, where he spent seven years reporting on the debate over media ownership, the FCC's crackdown on broadcast indecency and the rollout of digital television.

Recent Articles By The Author

FTC Accuses Qualcomm of Smartphone Chip Monopoly

FTC Accuses Qualcomm of Smartphone Chip Monopoly

The company and one FTC member criticize a suit filed in the waning days of Obama's administration.

FTC Charges Qualcomm With Illegal Sales Practices

FTC Charges Qualcomm With Illegal Sales Practices

The Federal Trade Commission Tuesday accused Qualcomm of employing illegal tactics to maintain a monopoly on a key component of smartphones and other electronic devices known as "baseband processors."

Lawmakers Look to Rep. Price to Fill in Blanks on Obamacare Repeal

Lawmakers Look to Rep. Price to Fill in Blanks on Obamacare Repeal

Congressional Republicans still have a lot of work to do before agreeing on a plan to klll the Affordable Care Act.

Zimmer Finally Puts Bribery Scandal in the Past

Zimmer Finally Puts Bribery Scandal in the Past

The violations occurred before a 2015 merger with Biomet.

Good Luck With This One FTC: Craftsman Tries Becoming Competitor to Itself

Good Luck With This One FTC: Craftsman Tries Becoming Competitor to Itself

The deal is unusual because Stanley will lease the brand back to Sears and two different versions of the Craftsman brand will compete against each other.