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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

The Federal Trade Commission seeks public comment related to its future role in restricting the use of non-compete clauses in employer-employee contracts.

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 3, 2020
The V&E Report
The V&E Report

In a speech at the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section’s International Cartel Conference in San Francisco last week, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard A. Powers reaffirmed the Antitrust Division’s commitment to its mission of deterring, detecting, and prosecuting criminal antitrust conduct…

The V&E Report

February 27, 2020
The V&E Report
The V&E Report

The DOJ’s Antitrust Division (“Division”) recently announced a significant policy change — that we covered in depth here — that will afford non-leniency companies the opportunity to seek mitigation…

The V&E Report

July 18, 2019
The V&E Report
The V&E Report

On May 30, 2019, the DOJ’s Antitrust Division charged Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc., a generic pharmaceutical company, for conspiring with its competitors to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate…

The V&E Report

June 6, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

The Department of Justice Antitrust Division (the “DOJ”) recently put its thumb on the scale in favor of plaintiffs with respect to the standard to be applied in antitrust litigation involving…

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 12, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

With apologies to President Kennedy’s prosaic description of alliances, antitrust issues — if not properly managed — can make alliances the source of legal issues.

Managing the Modern Workplace

February 21, 2019
The V&E Report
The V&E Report

Last week, the DOJ’s Antitrust Division signaled a renewed focus on interlocking directorates — situations where competing corporations have common officers or directors.

The V&E Report

December 20, 2018
The V&E Report
The V&E Report

On November 14, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced a resolution in a noteworthy case that marks the use of Section 4A of the Clayton Act for only the fourth time in decades.

The V&E Report

December 4, 2018
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has sought permission to file an amicus brief in a pharmaceutical patent case, urging a district court to reject the argument that patent infringement suits…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

June 26, 2018
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

In December 2017, Apple announced its intention to purchase UK-based app maker Shazam for $400 million. Shazam is best known for developing one of the most popular music recognition apps, which uses…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

April 27, 2018
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

At a February 14, 2018, confirmation hearing on President Trump’s nominees to the Federal Trade Commission before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Senators asked the…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

February 20, 2018
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

Last week, we wrote that Apple found itself in hot water when a federal magistrate imposed a $300,000 sanction against the company for failing to meet a Rule 45 (third-party subpoena) document…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

February 12, 2018