Antitrust Activity Reaffirms Trade Group Compliance Goals

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 12:33 PM EST) -- Trade associations are often required to strike a balance between coordinating members’ needs and avoiding collusive behavior that violates the antitrust laws. A review of last year’s antitrust activity confirms that associations were a target for several dozen suits as well as Federal Trade Commission enforcement action. This environment tends to quicken the heart rates of trade association staff. But the 2012 activity ultimately confirms that trade associations’ compliance goals should remain focused on long-standing, key areas of risk.

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