Avoiding Antitrust Violations Under Obama

Law360, New York (August 2, 2010, 12:32 PM EDT) -- Since the passage of the Sherman Act in 1890, the intensity of antitrust enforcement has often followed the ebbs and flows of the economy — the most prominent example being Franklin Roosevelt’s suspension of enforcement as he promoted his New Deal policies.

Given this history, some companies during this protracted recession have felt secure relaxing their own vigilance against potential antitrust misconduct, assuming that regulators will look the other way. But these companies have overlooked another history lesson — antitrust enforcement often increases under a Democratic...
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