Convergence Of Antitrust, Securities Laws?

Law360, New York (February 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Courts and commentators have wrestled for decades over the appropriate boundaries between the general application of the antitrust laws and the sometimes more nuanced prohibitions of industry-specific regulation.

Actual and potential conflict, for example, between the securities and antitrust laws has led to numerous court decisions examining where one regulatory regime ends and the other begins.[1]

Congress has now added more fuel to the flames of those debates when it passed — and put the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) in charge of enforcing — the Energy...
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