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.
It was only a matter of time. On January 12, 2021, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it had reached its first civil settlement regarding allegations of fraud related to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).
Unlike the year most of us have had, FY2020 was a banner year for the Commodities Futures Trading Commission’s (“CFTC” or the “Commission”) Division of Enforcement. According to the Division of Enforcement’s Annual Report, which was released on December 1, 2020, the CFTC broke multiple records this fiscal year.
On November 9, 2020, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced a proposed settlement with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (“Zoom”), a video conferencing provider, to resolve claims that Zoom deceived users about the extent and nature of its software’s encryption and secretly installed software that circumvented a browser security safeguard.