Timothy (Ty) Carson

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Timothy (Ty) Carson advises clients on all facets of the merger review and clearance process, with a focus on compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and related rules. His deep antitrust and competition experience includes six years at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where he advised on pre-merger notifications, investigations and several full-phase enforcement actions. Read Ty Carson's full bio.

Notification Threshold Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Increased to $101 Million


By , and on Jan 21, 2022
Posted In DOJ Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

On January 21, 2022, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced increased thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR). The thresholds are indexed to changes in the gross national product (GNP). NOTIFICATION THRESHOLD ADJUSTMENTS These increased thresholds are scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2022, which would...

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Enforcement Agencies Announce Moratorium on Early Termination Program for Merger Reviews


By , and on Feb 9, 2021
Posted In DOJ Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a joint statement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on February 4, 2021, signaling comprehensive changes to the merger review process. In a significant development, the agencies declared a moratorium on the early termination program for merger reviews. This policy shift signals a potential sea change in antitrust...

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