Analysis

Trump Could Place Media In Antitrust Crosshairs

Law360, New York (November 9, 2016, 2:41 AM EST) -- With Donald J. Trump’s win in Tuesday’s presidential election, experts said media and telecommunications companies could soon find themselves pursued by antitrust enforcers as his vitriol toward the industries has indicated a willingness to take them on during his administration.

Although Trump has released no policy positions on antitrust, comments from the campaign trail and events from the president-elect’s past could offer a gauge of how the Trump administration might conduct reviews of mergers and of the litigation positions it will take in antitrust cases, observers said.

Trump has addressed antitrust in remarks taking aim at companies or people he said...

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