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On May 11, 2022, the U.S. Senate confirmed Alvaro Bedoya to an open seat on the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).

V&E Antitrust Update

May 12, 2022
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Zach Terwilliger and Craig Seebald, Partners in Vinson & Elkins’ Washington, D.C. office, and Evan Seeder, Associate in Vinson & Elkins’ San Francisco office, were invited to be contributors to the April 2022 edition of Competition Policy International, Inc.’s Antitrust Chronicle, an antitrust-focused publication for attorneys, judges, economists, and academics around the world.

April 28, 2022
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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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Building on remarks at the White Collar Conference in March 2022, government officials from several federal agencies signaled a focus on active enforcement, robust compliance, data analytics, diversity amoung
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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On March 9, 2022, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets that directs federal officials to consider the effects of “distributed ledger technology,” popularly known as “blockchain” or “crypto,” on a host of important policy areas such as data privacy, financial stability, and even climate change.

March 11, 2022
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On January 28, 2022, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado declined to dismiss a criminal antitrust indictment alleging a dialysis operator, DaVita Inc. (“DaVita”), and its former CEO colluded with competitors by agreeing not to recruit or “poach” each other’s’ employees.

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March 7, 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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The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently signaled a possible shift in its antitrust merger review and remedies practice, moving away from a willingness to allow transactions to proceed through a divesture process.

February 9, 2022