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A review of President Biden’s proposed Budget (“Budget”) for 2023 spotlights the enforcement priorities of the president’s Justice Department as the administration enters its third year. Vinson & Elkins’ review of the budget shows what the Biden administration is focused on and what that means for you and your company.

April 21, 2022
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The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) has announced that it intends to bring more cases against “interlocking directorates” that violate Section 8 of the Clayton Act.

April 20, 2022
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In the span of 24 hours, two closely-watched federal jury trials both ended in defeat last week for the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. The trials were considered bellwethers in gauging how the Division’s first criminal prosecutions of companies and individuals accused of allocating labor markets would be received by the American public.

V&E Antirust Update

April 19, 2022

In this series of videos, Vinson & Elkins’ Alden Atkins, Jason Powers, and Craig Seebald discuss many of the common questions you might have regarding civil antitrust cartel cases.

April 18, 2022
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On April 4, 2022, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Antitrust Division (the “Division”) announced important policy and practice changes to its leniency program (the “Leniency Program”) — the first substantive changes to the Antitrust Division Leniency Policy and Procedures (the “Policy”) since its inception in 1993.

V&E Antitrust Update

April 11, 2022
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In this video, Vinson & Elkins’ Partners Craig Seebald and Zach Terwilliger delve into the government investigations portion of our latest Antitrust Cartel Primer.

March 1, 2022
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On this podcast episode, Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway speak with V&E Antitrust partner and Litigation/Regulatory Department co-head Craig Seebald to understand how the law in this space gets applied.

Published in Bloomberg’s Odd Lots Podcast

January 12, 2022
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When acquiring a company or merging, are you conducting due diligence on the target’s compliance with competition laws? If not, you may be making a big mistake.

Published in Law.com on December 7, 2021

December 14, 2021
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On December 2, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it had filed an administrative complaint (the “Complaint”) to block Nvidia Corp.’s (“Nvidia”) $40 billion acquisition of U.K. chip design provider Arm Ltd. (“Arm”). This Complaint is significant because it challenges a vertical transaction after the FTC withdrew its Vertical Merger Guidelines.

V&E Antitrust Update

December 8, 2021
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Over the last twenty years, Vinson & Elkins’ lawyers have been involved in some of the largest and most important cartel cases our clients have faced both domestically and internationally.

December 7, 2021
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The checklist outlines antitrust considerations for the use of blockchain technology.  Practices involving blockchain technology that could give rise to antitrust risk include competitor collaborations, sharing competitively sensitive information with competitors on the blockchain, and anticompetitive mergers involving companies offering blockchain-based services.

Previously published on Lexis Nexis – A Practical Guidance

July 22, 2021
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In this program, V&E lawyers discussed how best to understand and prepare for issues involving antitrust and white collar enforcement under the Biden administration.
April 15, 2021
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