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

FTC and DOJ Temporarily Suspend Early Terminations of HSR Waiting Period

USA - February 4 2021 Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) will temporarily…

Joseph J. Bial, Rachael G. Coffey, Andrew C. Finch, Andrew J. Forman, Daniel J. Howley, Marta P. Kelly, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Rebekah T. Scherr, Yuni Yan Sobel, Aidan Synnott, Laura C. Turano

Transition to the Biden Administration: Antitrust Enforcement in the Near Term

USA - January 8 2021 President-elect Biden has yet to name the officials who will oversee antitrust enforcement in his administration. Therefore, the focus of the…

Justin Anderson, Robert A. Atkins, Craig A. Benson, Jay Cohen, Andrew C. Finch, Andrew J. Forman, Daniel J. Howley, Jay S. Kaplan, William B. Michael, Jane B. O'Brien, Jacqueline P. Rubin, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Aidan Synnott, Brette Tannenbaum

DOJ and FTC Issue Final Vertical Merger Guidelines

USA - June 30 2020 Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued final Vertical Merger Guidelines. The release of the final…

Justin Anderson, Robert A. Atkins, Craig A. Benson, Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, Andrew J. Forman, Daniel J. Howley, Jonathan S. Kanter, Jay S. Kaplan, William B. Michael, Jane B. O'Brien, Jacqueline P. Rubin, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Aidan Synnott

Antitrust Month in Review - February 2020

United Kingdom, USA - March 19 2020 February was a particularly active month for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Commission sued to block three mergers: one in the shaving…

Justin Anderson, Robert A. Atkins, Craig A. Benson, Joseph J. Bial, Andrew J. Forman, Daniel J. Howley, Jonathan S. Kanter, William B. Michael, Jane B. O'Brien, Jacqueline P. Rubin, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Aidan Synnott, Brette Tannenbaum