Gov't Amicus Efforts Show Antitrust Policy Via Advocacy

Law360 (May 19, 2020, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Under the administration of President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has significantly ramped up its private litigation amicus program.

The Antirust Division has filed an increasing number of amicus briefs and statements of interest at the appellate and district court levels in an effort to influence the development of antitrust law. In 2017, the Antirust Division filed just two amicus briefs. The next year, it filed 13 amicus briefs and statements of interest, and, in 2019, it filed a record 26.

The Antitrust Division has continued its active amicus efforts in 2020. This article reviews some of...

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