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FTC Rescinds “Unfair Methods of Competition” Enforcement Guidance, Suggesting Broader Regulatory Reach

USA - July 1 2021 The Federal Trade Commission has rescinded its 2015 Statement of Enforcement Principles Regarding “Unfair Methods of Competition” Under Section 5 of…

Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, Jared P. Nagley, Jane B. O'Brien, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Aidan Synnott

Lina Khan is Confirmed to FTC and Named Chair

USA - June 16 2021 The FTC now has a Democratic majority and the ability to take Commission action without Republican votes. The confirmation of Chair Khan brings to…

Justin Anderson, Joseph J. Bial, Jay Cohen, Andrew C. Finch, Kenneth A. Gallo, William B. Michael, Jared P. Nagley, Jacqueline P. Rubin, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Aidan Synnott

Fourth Circuit Upholds Divestiture Remedy in Private Merger Challenge

USA - March 3 2021 On February 18, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held, among other things, that a district court did not abuse its…

Joseph J. Bial, Andrew J. Forman, Daniel J. Howley, William B. Michael, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Aidan Synnott, Brette Tannenbaum

Sen. Klobuchar Introduces Bill to Significantly Alter Federal Antitrust Law

USA - February 11 2021 On February 4, 2021, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act (the “CALERA”), which is…

Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, Andrew J. Forman, Jane B. O'Brien, Jacqueline P. Rubin, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Aidan Synnott, Brette Tannenbaum

DOJ Announces First Criminal Indictments for Labor Market Antitrust Violations

USA - January 13 2021 On January 7, 2021, the DOJ announced that a federal grand jury in Texas returned an indictment charging Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. with two…

Robert A. Atkins, Andrew C. Finch, Maria Helen Keane, Aidan Synnott