'Big Tech' Questions Echo Early Days Of US Corporate Law

Law360 (April 4, 2019, 1:25 PM EDT) -- This article is excerpted and adapted from the new book "White Shoe: How a New Breed of Wall Street Lawyers Changed Big Business and the American Century."

The current calls by some to curb the power of Big Tech — Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. — or even to break those companies up, recall an earlier time in American history when the “bigness” of corporations was front and center in the national political debate. The issue that consumed the nation during the Progressive Era (roughly, 1890 to 1916) was the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of...

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