Delrahim Talk Signals Bad News For AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Law360, Washington (November 16, 2017, 5:12 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice's top antitrust enforcer on Thursday criticized past merger settlements that allowed "illegal" deals to clear with behavioral remedies, affirming his division's role as an enforcement body and implying there is little chance AT&T's proposed $85 billion bid for Time Warner will move forward without divestitures.

Speaking at the American Bar Association Antitrust Fall Forum, Makan Delrahim, assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division, highlighted the division’s role as a law enforcer and said it should be used to reduce regulation, not...
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