by Jon B. Dubrow and Carla A. R. Hine

In recent years, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ)—the two US agencies responsible for reviewing and challenging transactions that may lessen competition—have increasingly challenged non-reportable and consummated transactions.  There have been several such challenges so far in 2011, and at least nine

by Jon B. Dubrow, Joseph F. Winterscheid and Carla A. R. Hine

In M&A transactions, early involvement of antitrust counsel is essential to avoid unnecessary expense, delay and antitrust risks.  Failure to involve antitrust counsel early on in the process may not only jeopardize the parties’ ability to obtain antitrust clearance, but it can

by Jon B. Dubrow, Joseph F. Winterscheid and Carla A. R. Hine

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) and 2011 thresholds for determining whether parties trigger the prohibition against interlocking directors under Section 8 of the Clayton Act.  Increased reporting thresholds