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Statement of Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney before Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust Regarding Oversight of the Enforcement of Antitrust Laws

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Lessons Learned from United States v. AU Optronics

by Rachel S. Brass, Joel Willard, and Rachel Flipse In 2012 the DOJ conducted perhaps the most important trial under the international cartel enforcement and amnesty program. United States v. AU Optronics was also the first trial of a corporate defendant in a criminal price fixing case in over...

The Second Circuit's Anderson News Opinion Misconstrues the Pleading Standard Required by Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly

by Michael G. Cecchini In April 2012, the Second Circuit reversed the opinion to dismiss plaintiffs' antitrust complaint in Anderson News, L.L.C. v. American Media, Inc. With this ruling, the Second Circuit again demonstrated its willingness to overturn its district courts and allow antitrust...

Antitrust Enforcement and Corporate Risk Exposure

As a result of heightened regulatory scrutiny and changing enforcement priorities around the world, “cartel enforcement is a hot topic in boardroom,” according to a March 29, 2014 Economist magazine article entitled “Just One More Fix” ( here ). According to the article, antitrust...