Antitrust Cartel: Government Investigations Process & Overview
By Craig Seebald and Zach Terwilliger
In this video, Vinson & Elkins’ Partners Craig Seebald and Zach Terwilliger delve into the government investigations portion of our latest Antitrust Cartel Primer. Craig’s decades of experience in the antitrust space and Zach’s long career in the Department of Justice provide unique insight into the ins and outs of defending cartel cases. They discuss what clients should be thinking about when they find themselves face-to-face with investigative agents, oftentimes under unpleasant terms, the media relations component of these types of cases, and preparing for next steps in the investigation.
You can’t win an antitrust cartel case on day one of the investigation, but you certainly can lose it if you do not follow certain key steps. When the FBI arrives on-premises, ensuring cooperation and a coordinated approach when dealing with regulators is crucial. Craig and Zach also explain the difficulties associated with the grand jury process in a cartel case and the necessity of employee collaboration throughout an internal investigation. Whether your case goes to trial or not, our Antitrust Cartel Primer has practical, user-friendly advice and guidance for every step of the way.
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