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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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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, acting on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission, recently took action against WW International, Inc., formerly known as Weight Watchers, and its subsidiary, Kurbo, Inc. (together, “Weight Watchers”).

April 7, 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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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
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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has revised the thresholds that govern pre-merger notification requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR Act”). The new HSR Act thresholds will become effective for all transactions closing on or after February 23, 2022.

V&E Antitrust Update

January 24, 2022
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Antitrust activity increased significantly in 2021. This past year brought numerous changes in merger and non-merger enforcement policies and priorities that signal increased scrutiny in industry transactions.

January 18, 2022

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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On November 30th Vinson & Elkins’ Craig Seebald, Matt Strock and Lindsey Vaala, along with AlixPartners’ Managing Director Tasneem Chipty, participated in PLI's program.
December 15, 2021
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On September 10, the newly-formed White House Competition Council (the “Council” or “Competition Council”) held its inaugural meeting, bringing together eight cabinet members and the leaders of seven independent agencies, to discuss the actions they are taking “to help lower prices for American families by boosting competition” in the U.S. economy, and to “plan the group’s priorities over the coming months.”

September 29, 2021
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On July 20, 2021, President Biden nominated Jonathan Kanter, founder of the Kanter Law Group, to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice (“DOJ”).

July 29, 2021
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On July 9, 2021, the Biden Administration issued an “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy” (“EO”) that seeks to “promote the interests of American workers, businesses, and consumers.”

July 22, 2021