Tagged: antitrust enforcement

Antitrust Division Enforcement – As Promised and Being Delivered

The Antitrust Division’s Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter promised a new era in antitrust enforcement.  He won bi-partisan support from both Republicans and Democrats.  Across the antitrust field, he promised aggressive merger enforcement, civil enforcement against digital markets, and constraint of market power in numerous industries.  AAG Kanter promised a new approach and he is delivering. The annual Antitrust Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. is...

DOJ’s Antitrust Chief Outlines Aggressive Approach to Enforcement Against Digital Market Companies

A new traffic cop is presiding over the global economy.  This is not a surprise.  Aggressive antitrust enforcement is now bi-partisan, and the first target – digital markets has been the focus of both Democrats and Republicans. Jonathan Kanter, the new Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, gave an important speech at an international meeting outlining the theoretical underpinning of the need for robust...

The New “Era” of Antitrust Enforcement (Part I of III)

There is no question but we are in the “perfect storm” for antitrust enforcement.  Antitrust enforcement is fast-becoming an area of rare “bipartisanship.”  Republicans resent the growing power and influence of technology and social media companies.  Democrats are concerned about the growth of the rich, large companies and political influence.  Jonathan Kanter, the confirmed Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division, has already signaled that...

Webinar: Antitrust Enforcement and Compliance Trends

Webinar: Antitrust Enforcement and Compliance Trends December 1, 2020 12 Noon EST Sign up HERE The Justice Department Antitrust Division’s criminal enforcement program has been gaining steam. DOJ has focused on the generic pharmaceutical industry, chicken processing, Florida-based oncology treatment and recently launched its procurement collusion task force. For many global companies, criminal antitrust enforcement is a significant risk. It is important that global companies...

Antitrust Division Continues to Wrestle with Credit for Pre-Enforcement Compliance Programs

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division maintains a robust criminal enforcement program fueled by the steady stream of leniency applicants.  Since the 1990s, the Antitrust Division has trumpeted a successful leniency program that has been followed by many other foreign enforcement agencies.  There is no question that the Antitrust Division’s leniency program has led to major prosecution and settlement successes. The Antitrust Division has used this...

Webinar Reminder — Global Antitrust Enforcement Risks and Compliance

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12 noon EST Sign Up Here Global antitrust enforcement programs create significant risks for global companies. In the United States, criminal antitrust risks are significant for companies and individual officers and managers. Global companies can suffer fines, reputational damage and related collateral litigation. Compounding these risks is the mature international antitrust enforcement programs that increase financial and reputational risks. Global antitrust...

Chief Compliance Officers Have to Address Criminal Antitrust Risks (Part I of II)

We often read articles and blog postings about anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, export controls and sanctions compliance issues. The focus on these topics is justified. However, there is one glaring omission – antitrust compliance programs. There are a number of reasons for this omission. First, the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division has been slow to credit companies for their compliance programs. For many years, the Antitrust Division...