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Long Story Cut Short: Court Blocks Merger Reducing from Five to Four the Number of Competitors for the Purchase of Book Publishing Rights

USA - November 14 2022 A recent decision enjoining the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, two of the largest book publishers in the U.S., marks a…

Nathaniel L. Asker, Bernard (Barry) A. Nigro Jr.

DOJ Brings Criminal Monopolization Case for Invitation to Collude: Can an Anticompetitive Proposal, Even If Rejected, Result in Criminal Liability?

USA - November 2 2022 Earlier this year, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division stated that it would seek to criminally prosecute monopolization cases, a…

Nathaniel L. Asker, Bernard (Barry) A. Nigro Jr.

Federal Court Decision in UnitedHealth/Change Highlights Challenges to Antitrust Agencies’ Aggressive Enforcement Agenda: A Win for Merger Remedies and Private Equity Divestiture Buyers

USA - September 23 2022 In a decision issued this week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the Department of Justice's request to block…

Nathaniel L. Asker, Bernard (Barry) A. Nigro Jr., Aleksandr B. Livshits

FTC/DOJ to Update Merger Guidelines: Request for Comments Reveals Agencies' Expected Approach to Merger Enforcement

USA - January 28 2022 On January 18, 2022, FTC Chair Lina Khan and DOJ Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Jonathan Kanter jointly announced a review of the 2010…

Nathaniel L. Asker, Nathaniel Bronstein, Bernard (Barry) A. Nigro Jr., Harrisson Kummer, Aleksandr B. Livshits

Managing Antitrust Risk for Trade Association Members

USA - October 25 2021 In an amicus brief filed in Relevent Sports, LLC v. Fdration Internationale de Football Ass'n, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of…

Bernard (Barry) A. Nigro Jr., William Reed