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President Biden's Executive Order: A Revolution in Antitrust Enforcement?

USA - July 14 2021 On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy…

John J. Allotta, Tyson Herrold, Ann M. O'Brien

Court of Appeals' Reversal of the FTC's 1-800 Contacts Decision Draws Internet Keyword Advertising Agreements into Focus for Trademark Holders

USA - June 28 2021 Antitrust regulators around the globe are heavily scrutinizing online advertising platforms. That scrutiny extends to the activities of advertisers…

Joshua J. Jowdy, Ann M. O'Brien

FTC Says Razor Thin Market Share Not Enough for Merger Clearance and What It Means for Disruptive DTC Brands

USA - December 21 2020 Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Procter & Gamble to…

Linda A. Goldstein, Ann M. O'Brien, Alyse F. Stach

DOJ Antitrust Case Against Google Draws Allusions to Landmark Microsoft and Standard Oil Cases

USA - October 22 2020 On October 20, 2020, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and 11 state Attorneys General filed an antitrust complaint against Google, alleging Google…

Carl W. Hittinger, Joshua J. Jowdy, Ann M. O'Brien

The Failing Firm Antitrust Defense - An Update on Navigating Financially Troubled Mergers During a Pandemic

USA - September 30 2020 On June 23, we hosted a webinar on the failing firm defense, focusing on defining the defense and offering tips on complying with it…

Brady Cummins, Danyll W. Foix, Ryan D. Gorsche, Carl W. Hittinger, Alyse F. Stach, Michael A. VanNiel