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Senate Revises Antitrust Bill Aimed at Curbing Self-Preferential Conduct by Online Platforms

USA - June 9 2022 On May 25, 2022, following markup in the Judiciary Committee, Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced an amended version of the American Innovation and…

Jessica Franzetti, Shawn Johnson, Richard Stella, Jeane A. Thomas

Progressives Stake Out Aggressive Position in New Merger Legislation

USA - March 21 2022 Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Mondaire Jones (D-NY) introduced the “Prohibiting Anticompetitive Mergers Act” (S. 3847 and H.R…

Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn Johnson, Rachel Lesser, Shira Liu, Drake Morgan, Jeane A. Thomas

DOJ and FTC Launch Process to Revise Merger Guidelines

USA - January 20 2022 The DOJ and FTC announced on Tuesday that they are jointly reviewing the most recent versions of both the Horizontal and Vertical Merger Guidelines…

Andrew I. Gavil, Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn Johnson, Aryeh Mellman, Jeane A. Thomas

FTC v. Facebook: Court Denies Facebook’s Motion to Dismiss, Allowing Discovery to Proceed in FTC’s Monopolization Case

USA - January 18 2022 On January 11, 2022, District Judge James Boasberg (D.D.C) largely denied Facebook’s motion to dismiss an amended complaint filed by the FTC. The FTC…

Eric Fanchiang, Andrew I. Gavil, Shira Liu, Jeane A. Thomas

FTC Plans to Impose Prior Approval Requirements for Future Transactions

USA - October 27 2021 On October 25, 2021, the FTC announced that it will seek to impose prior approval provisions on merging parties in all future consent decrees. These…

Connor Ahearn, Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn Johnson, Kate M. Watkins