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FTC Annual Review Shows Focus on Health Care

USA - April 8 2021 On March 25, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released its 2020 Annual Highlights report. The report’s statistics show that 46 percent of…

Patricia M. Wagner.

Merger Reviews Likely to Address More Expansive—and Possibly New—Theories of Harm

USA - March 25 2021 Previously, as a member of the Republican-controlled Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter chided both the FTC Staff…

Patricia M. Wagner.

Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Thresholds Adjusted Downward

USA - March 11 2021 The Federal Trade Commission recently announced new reporting thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“Act”). The…

Patricia M. Wagner.

A Private Right to Seek Divestiture Under Section 7 of the Clayton Act - From Theory to Reality

USA - February 25 2021 Section 7 of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. § 18) prohibits mergers and acquisitions where “the effect may be substantially to lessen competition, or…

Patricia M. Wagner.

FTC’s Retrospective Study of Health Care Facility and Physician Group Mergers

USA - February 11 2021 On January 14, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it was launching a study to examine the impact of health care facility and…

Patricia M. Wagner.