Topic: Department of Justice

A Q&A with Beau Buffier

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati announced on 12 November that Beau Buffier, the former antitrust bureau chief for the New York State attorney general’s office, has joined the firm as a partner in New York. In a Q&A with GCR USA, Buffier discussed revolving doors, the bureau’s coordination with other states during their challenge to the T-Mobile/Sprint deal and why he decided to join his new firm.

16 November 2020

DOJ TV ad settlements help follow-on claims survive

A putative class of purchasers of local television advertising have sufficiently alleged an illegal price-fixing conspiracy among a dozen broadcasters to move the case forward, an Illinois federal court has ruled.

10 November 2020

Ad watchdog recommends T-Mobile clarify 5G benefits of Sprint merger

T-Mobile should alter some of its advertisements to avoid the implication that its 5G aspirations stemming from its acquisition of Sprint are “imminently available”, an industry advertising watchdog has recommended.

09 November 2020

DOJ sues to block Visa purchase of Plaid

Visa’s proposed acquisition of the financial technology firm Plaid seeks to eliminate a nascent competitive threat to its monopoly over online debit transactions, the Department of Justice has alleged.

06 November 2020

Still time to sign up for GCR Interactive: Women In Antitrust

GCR Interactive: Women In Antitrust will take place on 17 and 18 November, hosting panels about the impact of the US election, proposed regulation of online platforms and how competition agencies have reacted to the coronavirus pandemic.

03 November 2020

Chopra, Slaughter: FTC approval of Pfizer/Mylan may invite collusion

Both Democratic members of the Federal Trade Commission have warned that the conditional approval of Pfizer’s sale of its Upjohn division to Mylan may make it easier for companies in the pharmaceutical industry to coordinate prices.

02 November 2020

Biden believes “far more” action is needed against monopolies, advisor says

Former vice president Joe Biden believes far more action is needed to address the nation’s “growing problem” of monopoly power, a senior advisor to the campaign has said.

29 October 2020

Nigro heads back to Fried Frank

Bernard Nigro is rejoining Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson as head of the firm’s global antitrust practice after working for more than three years in the front office of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division.

27 October 2020

Google’s long-running battle with antitrust enforcers

The Department of Justice may have just filed its monopoly maintenance lawsuit against Google, but its examination of the company comes after more than a decade of antitrust scrutiny on either side of the Atlantic.

26 October 2020

DOJ requires Waste Management to dump assets

Waste Management has agreed to sell hundreds of assets spanning more than 50 local markets to secure merger approval for its $4.6 billion purchase of Advanced Disposal Services.

26 October 2020

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