Perspectives on Antitrust & Competition Law
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FTC Holds Public Forum on Proposed Rule Banning Use of Non-Compete Agreements, Seeks Written Comments
On February 16, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public forum on its proposed rule that would, with limited exceptions, ban employers from using employee non-compete agreements and require rescission of existing non-compete agreements.
Brian D. Schneider, Jacob K. Danziger, Meera Gorjala, Ann H. MacDonald, Jessica Sprovtsoff, Suzanne L. Wahl
On February 2, 2023, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Doha Mekki announced that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division was revisiting and withdrawing several policy statements that provided a key safe harbor for certain types of information sharing.
Most Significant Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Changes in Decades Signal Rise in Antitrust Enforcement, and Need for Enhanced M&A Precautions
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced revised jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act.
ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce that 121 attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2023, with an additional six attorneys highlighted as “Lawyers of the Year” and 40 attorneys listed as “Ones to Watch.”
The 2022 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 66 ArentFox Schiff attorneys as leaders in their field.
Mixed Bag Result in Texas Case Could Bolster DOJ’s Continued Prosecution of Wage-Fixing and No-Poach Agreements
On April 14, a jury in the Eastern District of Texas handed the U.S. Department of Justice its first loss in prosecuting an alleged wage-fixing crime and the first verdict ever in a criminal prosecution of wage-fixing under Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
Before being acquired by American Airlines, US Airways sued Sabre for anticompetitive conduct under the Sherman Act. The case begins trial later this spring, and the district court’s recent ruling on summary judgment highlights several interesting facets of the statute of limitations.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced upward revisions to the jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act last week. The basic size-of-transaction threshold will now be $101 million.
Trade associations and other cooperatives should heed the warning implied by the US Department of Justice’s aggressive stance in a recent court filing
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been named to the Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for 2021.
The Second Circuit confirmed last month that parties settling trademark disputes have significant flexibility to avoid violating the antitrust laws. The Court overturned a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) decision finding that online contact lens retailer 1-800 Contacts violated the antitrust laws by
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that five practice areas have been ranked in Chambers USA 2021 guide, including a new nationwide ranking for Energy: Electricity (Transactional).
Customer Complaints and Competitor Boycotts: Two Antitrust Decisions Highlight Antitrust Trouble Spots
Two recent antitrust decisions by federal courts offer cautionary tales for businesses and trade associations. The cases involve common antitrust trouble spots: complaints from customers, “bad emails,” and competitor boycotts through what may seem like legitimate trade association activity.
Two recent federal criminal indictments have captured the attention of both antitrust and employment lawyers, as well as the legal and business community nationwide.
Schiff Hardin LLP has received 46 top-tier rankings in the 2021 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” nationally recognizing the firm’s premier practices.
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 59 attorneys have been listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with six attorneys also being named a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice and location.
The US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission recently issued an updated set of guidelines for “vertical mergers,” or mergers between companies at different levels of the supply or distribution chain.
Two months ago, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) updated its guidance to aid federal prosecutors in making charging decisions or, later, sentencing decisions.
States and Municipalities with Federal Antitrust Immunity Unlikely to Be Affected by Market Participant Exception
Following two recent federal court decisions, states and municipalities that otherwise qualify for state action immunity from federal antitrust laws remain unlikely to lose it for allegedly acting as market participants.
DOJ Antitrust Business Review Letter Confirms Trade Associations Can Remain Relevant to the Virtual Marketplace
The US Department of Justice issued a business review letter on April 16, 2020, that confirms trade associations can remain relevant and valuable as they manage an escalated emphasis on supporting online marketplaces.
The First Circuit handed the generic pharmaceutical industry an early Valentine’s Day treat earlier this month by resuscitating an antitrust suit against Sanofi by direct purchasers of insulin glargine.
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 88 attorneys have been named to the 2020 Leading Lawyers list.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced upward revisions to the jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act last week.