January 23, 2019 / Media Mention

Jay Levine quoted in Reorg M&A article about mergers during the government shutdown

Reorg M&A

Porter Wright partner Jay Levine was interviewed for the article, "Broader, More Frequent Second Requests Expected as Shutdown Continues," for Reorg M&A. The article discuses the impact the U.S. government shutdown is having on mergers. Levine, co-chair of the firm's Antitrust and Consumer Protection Practice, discussed the effect of the shutdown on the antitrust enforcement agencies’ review of pending mergers and acquisitions. In particular, he noted that the relatively few number of economists that have been excepted from the shutdown has likely delayed transactions. “Economists are fairly integral to many things in investigations,” said Levine. “They’re relevant to analyses staff want conducted, and even interviews of industry witnesses. Staff may have certain questions they want to understand.”