Cartel Enforcement In The Current Climate

Law360, New York (February 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The new administration and the recession have many executives wondering what effect the current climate will have on their company’s compliance with antitrust laws and the U.S. Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) enforcement efforts.

It is no secret that participating in “hard-core” cartel activity (i.e., price fixing, bid rigging or market allocation) is a high-stakes gamble for businesses in the U.S. or abroad that affect U.S. commerce.

Now, however, businesses must be attentive to the risks posed by the current economic climate — which is ripe for...
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