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Lauren Salins focuses her practice on antitrust class action litigation, health care antitrust matters and criminal antitrust investigations. Lauren has represented both US and international companies in complex civil litigation against claims of anticompetitive conduct. She has experience conducting internal investigations for global corporations, and counseling companies and executives in antitrust investigations brought by antitrust enforcement agencies such as the United States Department of Justice and Japan Fair Trade Commission. Read Lauren Salins' full bio. 

Companies are increasingly facing parallel proceedings involving government investigations and follow-on private litigation. These complex cases often involve competing interests between the parties that can influence a judge’s determination on discovery timing and process.

  • Private plaintiffs are incentivized to obtain as much information about the case as early as possible to support their allegations and avoid having the case dismissed on summary judgment.
  • Defendants hope to delay, or save altogether, the expenditure of potentially millions in discovery costs.
  • The government has a strong interest in preserving the confidentiality and integrity of their investigation without interference from civil plaintiffs.
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On October 20, 2016, the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued joint Antitrust Guidance to Human Resource (HR) Professionals (the Guidance) involved in hiring and compensation decisions. The agencies issued the guidance to educate HR professionals about how the antitrust laws apply in the employment context. 

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