Type C: The Antitrust Division’s Newest Leniency Program

Law360, New York (August 8, 2017, 1:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice corporate leniency program has been a pillar of antitrust enforcement in the United States since its inception. It has been remarkably successful in identifying collusive anti-competitive conduct, generating numerous prosecutions, and imposing significant fines and jail sentences. Indeed, the program has led to “scores of convictions” and billions in fines.[1] In 2016 alone the DOJ secured more than $300 million in fines (following a record-breaking $3.9B in 2015) and secured more than 50 indictments or sentences of individuals.

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