Dealing With State Antitrust Officials: 5 Considerations

Law360, New York (July 31, 2012, 1:24 PM EDT) -- Increasingly, state antitrust enforcement authorities are taking an interest in and/or becoming involved in the review of hospital transactions. While parties often focus on the review process at the Federal Trade Commission, careful planning will take into account the fact that the state antitrust authorities may become involved as well. Among other things, it is common for FTC staff to coordinate a review of a transaction with state officials.

A state’s antitrust division falls under the authority of the state attorney general. The state AG’s office...
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