The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2015

US: Department of Justice

19 August 2014

Over the past year, antitrust enforcers in the US and throughout the Americas have continued to vigorously enforce competition laws. In the United States, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DoJ) has protected consumers and the business community by challenging mergers that were likely to harm competition, bringing legal actions against companies that engaged in anti-competitive conduct, prosecuting companies and individuals that participated in domestic and international antitrust cartels, and securing appropriate and effective settlements, remedies, fines and guilty pleas. Together, these civil and criminal enforcement efforts have helped to protect and promote competition in numerous industries that are important to the US economy and affect consumers’ day-to-day lives.