Antitrust Regulators To Step Up In 2011

Law360, New York (December 27, 2010, 10:29 AM EST) -- Presidential hopeful Barack Obama surprised the antitrust community on the campaign trail in 2008 when he took a tough stance on competition issues, criticizing the prior administration’s antitrust enforcement for being too lax and vowing to propel federal antitrust agencies in a different direction.

Since taking office, Obama's key antitrust leadership picks — the U.S. Department Of Justice's antitrust chief Christine Varney and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz — have also promised to step up U.S. antitrust enforcement. But observers say that despite the ramped...
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