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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

  • 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’ 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’ 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’t 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
  • New Brandeisians push further: Proposed antitrust legislation reflects broad remedial purpose of antitrust laws By Jay L. Levine and Carrie Garrison   Our last article, New Brandeisians keep their promise, discussed the contents of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) proposed overarching antitrust legislation, Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act (CALERA). Now, we’d like to take a step back and focus on the arguments supporting and opposing such reform, and in particular the precise manner in which the proposed legislation goes about such reform. We’d also like to highlight another antitrust statute proposed by Sen. Klobuchar, the... More
  • The antitrust revolution: New Brandeisians keep their promise By Jay L. Levine   In part three of their series, “The Antitrust Revolution,” host Jay Levine and fellow attorney Carrie Garrison explain what New Brandeisians are trying to achieve and why they believe that the antitrust laws need fixing. In particular, they discuss Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) proposed “Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act” and how it fits into the “progressive” agenda. This podcast will definitely help you make sense of all the headlines you keep seeing! Read a transcript of... More
  • Antitrust lessons from NCAA vs. Alston By Jay L. Levine   In this podcast, host Jay Levine and Allen Carter discuss what lessons for antitrust law we can glean from the Supreme Court’s recent decision in NCAA v. Alston. Read a transcript of the episode here. Find Jay on Twitter and Linkedin or contact him at [email protected] More
  • The antitrust revolution: The Chicago School and antitrust enforcement from 1990s to the present By Jay L. Levine and Carrie Garrison   In part two of their series “The Antitrust Revolution,” host Jay Levine and guest Carrie Garrison discuss the evolution of antitrust in the decades leading up to the present. They explain, in plain words, the prevailing economic theory that governed antitrust enforcement and why those principles are now coming under attack. They also discuss the public perception of antitrust enforcement, the prevailing New Brandeisian belief, and how that plays into the impending antitrust revolution. Read... More
  • The antitrust revolution: The evolution of antitrust By Jay L. Levine and Carrie Garrison   An antitrust revolution is definitely underway. But to understand where we may be going, you must first understand where we have been. In this podcast, Jay is joined by attorney Carrie Garrison. They will guide you through the evolution of antitrust law, from its inception to the present, and provide you the tools to better understand what all the fuss seems to be about. Read a transcript of the episode here.... More