Inside The FTC-DOJ Annual HSR Report

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT) -- In early June the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division issued a joint report detailing their recent enforcement activities in the merger area. The report provides detailed data on the number of premerger filings submitted to the agencies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 for the agencies’ most recent fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2011.

The report also highlights the enforcement actions taken by the agencies during that time period. Rather surprisingly, the report reflects that the weak...
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