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New Antitrust Enforcement — Buckle Your Seatbelts

Law360 (May 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As Christine Varney takes over the leadership of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and Jon Leibowitz begins his chairmanship at the Federal Trade Commission, the message from both antitrust enforcement agencies is unmistakable: Expect more vigorous antitrust enforcement in the coming months and years, including aggressive new enforcement policies and expanded theories of liability.

By all accounts, criminal enforcement by the DOJ has been aggressive and is expected to continue that way, but on the merger and civil nonmerger fronts, the DOJ was criticized...
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