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FTC Policy Paper Supports Agency’s Long-Held Position in Opposition to COPAs

USA - August 18 2022 The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) competition mission extends beyond enforcing the antitrust laws. It has the authority to study competition law…

Joseph M. Miller, Bruce D. Sokler

Private Equity Defendants Unable to Escape Cheerleaders’ Class Action

USA - August 8 2022 Private equity ("PE") firms should already be aware that the government is focusing on their acquisitions with increased antitrust scrutiny and for…

Bruce D. Sokler

Increased HSR Notification Thresholds for 2022

USA - January 24 2022 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published today in the Federal Register increased jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings…

Robert G. Kidwell, Bruce D. Sokler

FTC, DOJ Launch Proceeding to Revise Antitrust Merger Guidelines

USA - January 19 2022 As has been expected, on January 18, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced…

Robert G. Kidwell, Joseph M. Miller, Bruce D. Sokler

FTC Issues Fines Totaling Nearly $2 Million For Failures To File HSR Notifications

USA - December 27 2021 The Federal Trade Commission is closing out the year with vigorous enforcement of the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”)…

Bruce D. Sokler