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Recent Antitrust Division Statements Suggest Close Attention to Deals Involving Private Equity

USA - May 20 2022 The federal antitrust agencies are increasingly focused on issues of particular relevance to private equity funds. In a memo last September, the FTC…

Matthew W. Abbott, Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, William A. Isaacson, Marta P. Kelly, Jacqueline P. Rubin, Joshua H. Soven, Sarah Stasny, Aidan Synnott

DOJ Provides Guidance on Antitrust Analysis of Employee Non-Compete Agreements

USA - March 7 2022 In a recent statement of interest filed in a Nevada state court litigation, the Department of Justice (DOJ) set forth its current views on…

Robert A. Atkins, Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, Daniel J. Howley, Maria Helen Keane, William B. Michael, Jacqueline P. Rubin, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Joshua H. Soven, Aidan Synnott, Liza M. Velazquez

Antitrust Division Head Discusses Approach to Merger Remedies

USA - January 26 2022 The head of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) said that when it “concludes that a merger is likely to lessen competition, in…

Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, Daniel J. Howley, Marta P. Kelly, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Yuni Yan Sobel, Aidan Synnott, Brette Tannenbaum, Laura C. Turano, Krishna Veeraraghavan

FTC Announces New Hart-Scott-Rodino and Clayton Act Section 8 Thresholds

USA - January 24 2022 The Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) has revised the jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act…

Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, Daniel J. Howley, Marta P. Kelly, William B. Michael, Jacqueline P. Rubin, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Rebekah T. Scherr, Yuni Yan Sobel, Aidan Synnott, Laura C. Turano

FTC and DOJ Seek Public Comment on Broad Review of Merger Guidelines

USA - January 18 2022 Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a wide-ranging ten-page request for public…

Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, Daniel J. Howley, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Aidan Synnott, Brette Tannenbaum, Laura C. Turano, Krishna Veeraraghavan