DOJ Cheers Congress' Renewal Of Antitrust Leniency Perks

Law360 (June 26, 2020, 9:48 PM EDT) -- The Justice Department on Friday applauded passage of bills in the House and Senate to reauthorize a key component of the Antitrust Division's leniency program that sunset earlier in the week.

The House and Senate both passed bills Thursday that would remove provisions in the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act, known as ACPERA, that caused the law's main incentive to sunset June 22. ACPERA allows companies that participate in the DOJ's antitrust leniency program to reduce their exposure to civil liability in private suits that follow government enforcement.

In a statement Friday, Makan Delrahim, head of the DOJ's Antitrust...

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