Under Obama, Agencies Fight Mergers With Sharpened Teeth

Law360, New York (October 22, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama vowed tougher antitrust enforcement when he entered office four years ago, and experts say he has lived up to his promise, with government agencies now particularly aggressive when it comes to fighting mergers in court. Expect more of the same if he's re-elected, they say.

The current administration has not upended antitrust policy or enforcement — a nearly impossible feat given the more than 100-year history of competition law in the U.S. — but attorneys said they had seen an increasing willingness to...
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