No, it isn't better than the alternative. The alternative is to have regulators selected and overseen by elected officials regulate the behavior of companies. We instead of a system of regulation by self appointed ad hoc lawyer-regulators negotiating settlements they think will get past the judge overseeing their case and allow them to collect a fee.
The latter is perhaps better than nothing, but it isn't better than the alternative which happens to be in place in the rest of the developed world.
The self-appointed lawyer regulators at least have an incentive to do their jobs: they get a bunch of money.
That is why I have plenty of competition for Internet Access and Net Neutrality is vigorously enforced
That is why the FTC routinely issues fines for False Advertisers for all the false claims that are made daily in ads
That is why there are plenty of bankers in jail for crashing the economy in 2007,
Government regulation is grand
Paraphrasing, we are currently getting the regulation we deserve - good and hard.
The system was always a plutocracy and will always be.