Cos. Can Cut Merger Costs By Being Up-Front, DOJ Says

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT) -- A top U.S. Department of Justice official said Wednesday the watchdog shares the private bar's concern about the rising costs of complying with requests for more information in merger cases and said better communication could help keep down expenses.

As the costs of complying with so-called second requests for information from the DOJ and Federal Trade Commission in merger cases has reached into the millions of dollars, some attorneys and companies have worried that the process has become too burdensome. But the DOJ is also "very...
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