Can We Get Our Antitrust Training From Hollywood?

Law360, New York (October 5, 2009, 12:36 PM EDT) -- Hollywood recently released “The Informant!,” a movie starring actor Matt Damon. The movie recounts the trials and tribulations of Mark Whitacre, a corporate executive who, in the 1990s, became involved in price-fixing while employed at Archer Daniels Midland.

A movie about price-fixing — the most serious of all antitrust violations — is simply too much for an antitrust lawyer to miss, particularly since it has been over eight years since Hollywood last ventured into the world of antitrust. That movie was 2001’s “Antitrust,” which told the...
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