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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…

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

Second Circuit Affirms Injunction Enforcing Employment Noncompete Against Executive with Knowledge of Trade Secrets

USA - March 29 2021 On January 22, 2021, the Second Circuit affirmed a preliminary injunction barring a former IBM executive from working in a similar executive role at…

Reeves Jordan, Carl L. Rizzi, Jaynah Ross-Mendoza, Liza M. Velazquez

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…

Craig A. Benson, Andrew C. Finch, Maria Helen Keane, Aidan Synnott

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, Craig A. Benson, Jay Cohen, Andrew C. Finch, Andrew J. Forman, Kenneth A. Gallo, 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, Craig A. Benson, Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, Andrew J. Forman, Kenneth A. Gallo, 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