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Antitrust Enforcement Takes a Sharp Left Turn

USA - October 7 2021 Over the past few years, a strong bi-partisan consensus emerged in support of more aggressive antitrust enforcement. There has been a widespread view…

Boris Bershteyn, Maria Raptis.

FTC Chair Khan Highlights Key Policy Priorities Going Forward, but Aggressive Agenda Faces Uphill Climb

USA - October 4 2021 In a September 22, 2021, memorandum to staff, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan formally laid out her “Vision and Priorities for the FTC…

Tara L. Reinhart, Steven C. Sunshine, Julia K. York.

Executive Order Launches ‘Whole-of-Government’ Antitrust Initiatives but Implementation Faces a Long Road Ahead

USA - July 13 2021 Over the course of his first six months in office, President Joe Biden has signaled a clear commitment to reinvigorate antitrust enforcement. On July…

Boris Bershteyn, Kenneth B. Schwartz, Julia K. York.

Lina Khan’s Appointment as FTC Chair Reflects Biden Administration’s Aggressive Stance on Antitrust Enforcement

USA - June 18 2021 As anticipated, on June 15, 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed Lina Khan’s appointment to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Unexpectedly, within hours…

Bre Jordan, Tara L. Reinhart, Steven C. Sunshine, Julia K. York.

Interlocking Boards: The Antitrust Risk You May Never Have Heard Of

USA - June 16 2021 A mostly forgotten statute barring competitors from having representatives on each other’s boards could be used by regulators if pressure builds for…

Maria Raptis.