The Year Ahead In Antitrust Enforcement

Law360, New York (January 14, 2011, 12:43 PM EST) -- Almost two full years into the Obama administration, we can look at a nearly two-year track record of antitrust enforcement to guess at what to expect in the coming year. One would expect an increase in enforcement activity from a left-of-center administration, and we are beginning to see signs of just that.

Of all the areas of antitrust enforcement, the one that is least touched by political concerns is criminal prosecution, the prosecution for price fixing, bid rigging and horizontal market allocation schemes. Although the number...
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