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Jon B. Dubrow assists clients across a host of inter-related antitrust issues, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions / merger clearance, counseling and litigation. Jon leads the defense of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures before the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and foreign competition authorities. He also regularly assists third parties whose interests are adversely affected by proposed transactions. Jon also is experienced in antitrust litigation. He provides counseling on distribution issues, contracting arrangements and a wide variety of other competition-related matters. Read Jon Dubrow's full bio.

Proposed HSR Rule Changes Likely to Increase Filings and Information Requirements for Private Equity Firms


By and on Sep 23, 2020
Posted In DOJ Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

What Happened: The FTC and DOJ proposed new Hart–Scott–Rodino (HSR) rules that, if issued in final form, will significantly change HSR practice for Private Equity (PE) companies. The Proposed Rules are subject to comment for 60 days after they are published in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and will not go into effect until...

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Price Gouging in the Crosshairs During COVID-19


By and on Apr 24, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection/Privacy, Distribution/Franchising

In the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, states are closely monitoring companies’ pricing of personal protective equipment, food and other essential supplies. Our latest post offers an overview of state price gouging laws and practical considerations for businesses as they face supply pressures and increased consumer demand. Access Full Article  

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United Technologies/Raytheon Highlights Key Issues in Aerospace and Defense Industry Merger Review


By and on Apr 23, 2020
Posted In DOJ Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions, Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance

The DOJ Antitrust Division’s recent challenge to the United Technologies/Raytheon merger highlights a few key considerations for antitrust reviews of aerospace and defense industry transactions. The case is a useful illustration of important principles applicable to this unique industry. Access Full Article

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DOJ Issues Antitrust Guidance on Competitor Collaboration to Combat COVID-19


By , and on Apr 13, 2020
Posted In Healthcare Antitrust, Joint Ventures/Competitor Collaboration

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division issued a business review letter that underscores the flexibility of the US antitrust regulators towards competitor collaborations aimed at increasing the supply and distribution of medical equipment needed to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This letter can provide guidance to other companies considering collaborations to assist in the response...

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HSR Update – Early Termination Is Again An Option


By , and on Mar 27, 2020
Posted In DOJ Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

In a prior note we provided guidance on COVID-19’s Impact on HSR Filing Timelines.  The Agencies had indicated that early termination would not be granted while FTC operated on a temporary e-filing system. Today, the Agencies have updated that guidance and as of March 30 will again grant early termination when both the FTC and...

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FTC, DOJ Issue Antitrust Statement On Covid-19 Response Collaborations


By , and on Mar 26, 2020
Posted In DOJ Developments, EC Developments, EU Developments, FTC Developments

On March 24, 2020, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a Joint Antitrust Statement Regarding COVID-19. In this statement, the FTC and DOJ recognize that public health efforts in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) require government and private cooperation. To address the speed at which companies and individuals...

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COVID-19’s Impact on HSR Filing Timelines (UPDATED)


By , and on Mar 20, 2020
Posted In DOJ Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

With COVID-19-related closures rolling in daily, you may have questions about the operating status of the federal government’s antitrust enforcement agencies. Currently, the HSR review process does not seem to be significantly impacted,  although the agencies will not grant a request for early termination during this period (as noted in our recent update, the FTC...

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Aerospace and Defense Series: DOJ and FTC Vertical Merger Guidelines Will Impact Government Contractors


By and on Feb 24, 2020
Posted In DOJ Developments, FTC Developments, Joint Ventures/Competitor Collaboration, Mergers & Acquisitions

Last month, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released updated Vertical Merger Guidelines in draft form. These guidelines provide a useful resource for aerospace and defense contractors involved in M&A transactions. Vertical competition issues frequently arise in this industry given the nature of the supply base and contracting and...

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Anticompetitive Conduct in Biologics – An Enforcement Priority with FTC and FDA


By , and on Feb 4, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection/Privacy, FTC Developments, Healthcare Antitrust

Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released joint guidance concerning competition for biologics, including biosimilars. The joint guidance seeks to enhance competition for biologics and reduce manufacturers’ use of false or misleading statements or promotional communications concerning the efficacy or safety of biosimilars and other biologics. This guidance...

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FTC Challenges Axon’s Consummated Acquisition of Body-Worn Camera Competitor


By , and on Jan 17, 2020
Posted In FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

The US antitrust regulators continue to challenge consummated transactions. On January 3, 2020, the FTC filed an administrative complaint against Axon Enterprise, Inc., challenging its consummated acquisition of VieVu, a body-worn camera competitor, from Safariland. The FTC also challenged non-compete agreements that Axon and Safariland signed in connection with the acquisition. The complaint demonstrates the...

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