DOJ Defends Use Of Conduct Fixes For Anti-Competitive Deals

Law360, New York (March 28, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT) -- A panel of U.S. Department of Justice advisers and deputy assistant attorney generals assured antitrust lawyers Wednesday that their increased use of conduct-based fixes for anti-competitive mergers have not overwhelmed the agency's Antitrust Division.

Since the Antitrust Division updated its merger guidelines in June, some experts have expressed concerns that the department's resources could be quickly stretched thin with an increased use of behavioral remedies rather than structural fixes to anti-competitive mergers.

But the advent of the Justice Department's Office of General Counsel and additional information...
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