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FTC Announces 2021 Thresholds for Merger Control Filings under HSR Act and Interlocking Directorates under the Clayton Act

USA - February 4 2021 For the first time since 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has decreased the dollar jurisdictional thresholds necessary to trigger the…

Joel Mitnick.

DOJ Brings First Criminal “No-Poach” and “Wage-Fixing” Prosecutions; New Focus on Labor Market Prosecutions

USA - January 14 2021 The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) announced that, on January 5, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment…

Joel Mitnick.

Supreme Court to Weigh in College Sports: The Intersection of Antitrust and “Amateurism”

USA - December 18 2020 The Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would hear arguments in the long-running NCAA dispute over student-athlete compensation, granting and…

Joel Mitnick.

Proposed HSR Amendments Will Affect Financial Investors

USA - October 1 2020 On September 21, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), with the Concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”)…

Joel Mitnick.

Private Equity Purchasers and SPACs May Be "Preferred" Divestiture Buyers under New DOJ Guidelines for Merger Remedies

USA - September 8 2020 On September 3, 2020, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a revised Merger Remedies Manual, which sets forth the Division’s framework for…

Joel Mitnick.