The Supreme Court’s decision in Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n v. Alston, Nos. 20-512 and 20-520, 2021 WL 2519036, (U.S. June 21, 2021) is a boost for the Antitrust Division’s commitment to prosecute what it calls naked “wage fixing” and “no poach” agreements. In the prosecutions it has brought to date (still in the early stages)…

Congratulations to Senator Chuck Grassley and Patrick Leahy for the passage in the House of Representatives of their bipartisan legislation that has already passed the Senate that aims to protect whistleblowers who come forward with information on criminal antitrust violations.  In a December 8, 2020 Press Release  Senator Grassley said, “The Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act encourages and…

As tributes pour in for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg following news of her passing on September 18, the jurist is being remembered for her efforts to support women’s rights. This post is intended to provide a look back at Ginsburg’s contributions to antitrust law during her time on the High Court from…

Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats should continue their truth-out tradition when the Subcommittee on Antitrust holds an antitrust hearing October 3rd. Here are a few recommended questions: 1. Sprint/T-Mobile Merger. Even after the Department of Justice Antitrust Division rejected the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile as harmful to consumers, Sprint and T-Mobile have proposed a…

Fordham University School of Law’s Competition Law Institute (FCLI) will hold its 45th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy, on September 6-7, 2018, and an Antitrust Economics Workshop, September 5, 2018, at Fordham Law School in New York City. The two-day conference will include antitrust agency heads, senior officials from antitrust authorities, leading…

The voting deadline for the 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards has been extended to February 16. The Antitrust Writing Awards is a joint initiative between Concurrences Review and the George Washington University Law School. The deadline for submitting articles was December 2017, and nominations for more than 600 papers were received. The Awards Editorial Committee selected…

The following post offers a look back at important trends in antitrust enforcement over the past year. Many of the significant developments that are detailed below, including merger challenges and leadership changes, will have a lasting impact on 2018 and beyond. MERGER ENFORCEMENT Department of Justice litigation. The biggest antitrust news story of 2017 was…

Fordham University School of Law’s Competition Law Institute (FCLI) will hold its 44th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy on September 14-15, 2017, at Fordham Law School in New York City. James Keyte, FCLI Director and Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School and Partner at Skadden Arps, will present introductory remarks…

George Mason Law Review will hold its 20th Annual Antitrust Symposium on February 23, 2017, at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia. The topic of the conference is “Twenty Years in Antitrust and Lessons for a New Administration.” After an introduction and welcome by Henry N. Butler, Dean at the law…