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Antitrust Law Source is designed for visitors to quickly and easily learn about developments in the growing antitrust arena. Our primary format will be podcasts, but will also include e-books and articles from time to time. Podcasts will offer a variety of discussions and interviews with thought leaders across industries affected by antitrust regulations.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Capper Volstead: Past, present and future ‚Äď Part 3 By Jay L. Levine and Don Barnes    In Part 3 of their Capper Volstead series,¬†Jay Levine¬†and¬†Don Barnes¬†discuss other statutes that exempt agricultural cooperatives from antitrust liability and delve into the historical and present relationship that USDA and DOJ have with the Capper Volstead Act. ¬† Read a transcript of the episode¬†here. Find Jay on¬†Twitter¬†and¬†LinkedIn¬†or contact him at¬†[email protected]. Listen wherever you listen to podcasts, including:¬†Apple Podcasts¬†|¬†Google Podcasts¬†|¬†Spotify¬†|¬†Amazon Music¬†|¬†Stitcher¬†|¬†Tunein Radio¬†|¬†iHeartRadio¬†|¬†Castbox... More
  • Capper Volstead: Past, present and future ‚Äď Part 2 By Jay L. Levine and Don Barnes    In Part 2 of their Capper Volstead series, Jay Levine and Don Barnes continue to discuss the need for the Capper Volstead Act and its key elements. Specifically, the team dives in to discuss why the Act was required and preview some of the ongoing issues with its application. Read a transcript of the episode¬†here. Find Jay on¬†Twitter¬†and¬†LinkedIn¬†or contact him at¬†[email protected]. Listen wherever you listen to podcasts, including:¬†Apple Podcasts¬†|¬†Google Podcasts¬†|¬†Spotify¬†|¬†Amazon Music¬†|¬†Stitcher¬†|¬†Tunein Radio¬†|¬†iHeartRadio¬†|¬†Castbox... More
  • FTC issues HSR revisions‚Ķ with a surprise By Jay L. Levine    On Jan. 23, 2023, the FTC announced annual changes to notification thresholds for filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and certain other values under HSR rules. But this time, the annual changes include a radically different tier structure with much heftier filing fees. The new thresholds become effective in late February. Companies should review the new changes to ensure they comply with the HSR Act for their 2023 transactions. The HSR Act requires that acquisitions of voting securities... More
  • Capper Volstead: Past, present and future ‚Äď Part 1 By Jay L. Levine and Don Barnes    In a belated tribute to Capper Volstead‚Äôs 100th anniversary, Jay Levine talks with his legal partner Don Barnes, one of the deans of the agricultural bar and an authority on Capper Volstead. In Part 1 of their discussion, they review the origins of Capper Volstead and how the legal landscape for agricultural producers has changed over time. Read a transcript of the episode¬†here. Find Jay on¬†Twitter¬†and¬†LinkedIn¬†or contact him at¬†[email protected]. Listen wherever you listen to podcasts, including:¬†Apple Podcasts¬†|¬†Google... More
  • FTC starts 2023 with a bang By Jay L. Levine    Picking up where they left off, the FTC has wasted no time in the new year and already proposed to effectively ban all employment non-compete clauses. The proposed rule would make future non-competes unlawful and nullify any existing agreements. In our latest podcast, Jay explains how this proposal fits in with the administration‚Äôs attempt to revise the antitrust laws. Read a transcript of the episode¬†here. Find Jay on¬†Twitter¬†and¬†LinkedIn¬†or contact him at¬†[email protected]. Listen wherever you listen to podcasts, including:¬†Apple Podcasts¬†|¬†Google Podcasts¬†|¬†Spotify¬†|¬†Amazon... More
  • Government is cracking down on antitrust issues in labor markets By Jay L. Levine    Antitrust enforcement is heating up when it comes to issues affecting the labor market and workers‚Äô ability to sell their services to the highest bidder. Though the movement began in 2016, the Biden administration is claiming that certain agreements between employers that affect workers‚Äô mobility and compensation can be prosecuted criminally. Listen in to our latest podcast and learn all about these efforts, how the government has fared thus far and what you need to watch out... More
  • A new year of fresh challenges: Antitrust highlights from Q1 2022 By Jay L. Levine    The Antitrust Revolution continues marching on.¬†From the agencies to Congress, the fundamental purpose of the antitrust laws and the way in which they are enforced is being re-written. If you think this doesn‚Äôt affect you or your business, you should listen in. Read a transcript of the episode¬†here. Find Jay on¬†Twitter¬†and¬†LinkedIn¬†or contact him at¬†[email protected]. Listen wherever you listen to podcasts including: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Stitcher | Tunein Radio | iHeartRadio | Castbox... More
  • FTC revises HSR, interlocking directorate thresholds By Jay L. Levine    On Jan. 24, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the notification thresholds for filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR), and certain other values under the HSR rules. The new thresholds will become effective Feb. 23, 2022. Companies should review the new changes to ensure they comply with the HSR Act for their 2022 transactions. As background, the HSR Act requires that acquisitions of voting securities or assets that exceed certain thresholds... More
  • Has Axon dealt another blow to FTC authority? By Grace Karabinus and Jay L. Levine    Last year, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not authorized to impose civil penalties on parties who violate the FTC Act unless the party is violating a previous cease and order. The ruling took away a major enforcement tool. Now, Axon Enterprises is seeking to attack the entire structure of the FTC while it simultaneously defends its acquisition of VieVu, LLC in administrative court. It will be interesting... More
  • Another major Hart-Scott-Rodino warning from the FTC By Jay L. Levine and Grace Karabinus    Two recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) actions confirm the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) is not to be ignored. On Dec. 22, the FTC fined both Biglari Holdings and the founder of Werner Enterprises for failure to file with the FTC and the Department of Justice (DOJ) before consummating significant acquisitions of related entities. Under HSR, parties to mergers and acquisitions that meet certain size thresholds must notify the antitrust enforcement agencies of the pending transaction. Parties... More