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DOJ Signals Intent to Bring Criminal Charges for Monopolization

USA - March 7 2022 The U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division previewed on March 2, 2022, a potentially dramatic shift in its enforcement of Section 2 of the…

Angelo M. Russo, H. Holden Brooks, Nicholas J. Giles, Amy B. Manning, Sarah A. Zielinski

DOJ, Federal Maritime Commission to Cooperate on Antitrust Enforcement in Ocean Shipping Industry

USA - March 3 2022 In his March 1, 2022 State of the Union Address, President Joe Biden again emphasized his commitment to increased competition — this time directing…

W. Cole Geddy, V. Kathleen Dougherty, Ashley Peterson

Federal Trade Commission Announces 2022 Changes to Hart-Scott-Rodino Filing Thresholds

USA - January 21 2022 On Jan. 21, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it is publishing revised reporting thresholds for premerger filings under the…

H. Holden Brooks, Wrede H. Smith III, Joshua D. Wade

FTC to Send Warnings That Companies Close “at Their Own Risk” Despite Waiting Period Expiration

USA - August 4 2021 On Aug. 3, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it has begun sending form letters alerting companies that have made Hart-Scott-Rodino…

Wrede H. Smith III, Joshua D. Wade

President Biden Signs Executive Order Targeting Employee Noncompete Agreements

USA - July 9 2021 Today, July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order aimed at restricting the use of noncompete agreements by private employers. The…

Angelo M. Russo, Sabrina A. Beldner, Benjamin H. Cook, David L. Greenspan, Amy B. Manning, Kali Yallourakis, Sarah A. Zielinski