The Senate 'Makes Good' On Congress' Antitrust Promises

Law360, New York (August 6, 2015, 12:25 PM EDT) -- On July 22, 2015, the Senate unanimously passed the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act as an amendment to the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act. If passed by the House of Representatives, the new law would greatly expand the scope of ACPERA’s whistleblower protections for employees who report violations of federal antitrust laws internally or to government authorities.

This key legislation follows a 2011 recommendation by the U.S. Government Accountability Office to expand ACPERA’s existing commitment to consumer protection. In its July 2011 report, the GAO noted that while ACPERA incentivized culpable parties to come forward and report antitrust violations, it...

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