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DOJ Aims To Speed Merger Review Under Trump, Deputy Says

Law360, Washington (November 16, 2017, 4:09 PM EST) -- The new antitrust leadership at the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to cut down on the increasingly long time it has taken the watchdog to review mergers in recent years, an agency official said Thursday.

Citing studies showing the average merger review has gone from taking just over seven months in 2011 to 11.5 months in 2016, the DOJ’s Donald Kempf said at an American Bar Association conference that the Antitrust Division was working to try to bring that number down.

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