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FTC Chair Touts Vigorous Antitrust Enforcement Despite Anemic Funding

Trump appointees say things were better during his term. Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan testified this week that despite being strapped for resources…

Fight Over 2010 Live Nation / Ticketmaster Merger Not Over Yet

Company served with a new lawsuit amid fresh calls to unwind. When concert promoting giant Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., and ticketing giant Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc.,…

Hearing No Further Objections from the FTC, Amazon Buys MGM

Recommitted to fighting anticompetitive consolidation, the government could still challenge the deal. The Federal Trade Commission’s silence last week on Amazon’s acquisition of MGM –…

Nvidia and SoftBank’s Arm Call Off Vertical Merger

Facing challenges from antitrust enforcers on three continents, U.S. microchip giant Nvidia Corp. has called off its acquisition of British computer processing designer Arm Ltd.,…

Online Ad Platform Pays $2M to Settle FTC Children’s Privacy Lawsuit

California-based online advertising platform OpenX Technologies, Inc. will pay $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it collected personal information from children under…

Partner Dan Mogin Quoted in FTCWatch

Partner Daniel Mogin was quoted today in an FTCWatch article titled, “As FTC examines supply chain woes, don’t expect much action,” addressing his thoughts on…

Facing FTC Probe, Outdoor Equipment Companies Cancel Merger 

The FTC says that the mere threat of an investigation has caused two merging parties to think again. Two popular outdoors equipment retailers — Great…

Partner Jennifer Oliver Quoted in Daily Journal Article, “Small deals let big tech evade antitrust scrutiny, FTC says”

Partner Jennifer Oliver was quoted today in the Daily Journal, regarding the loopholes in the current merger laws, and how they could potentially mask monopolies.…

Partner Jonathan Rubin Quoted in Law360 regarding case against Facebook

MoginRubin LLP Partner Jonathan Rubin was quoted in a recent Law360 article, “FTC’s Facebook Case Down, But Not Out, After Dismissal.” Click here to read…

Partner Jonathan Rubin Quoted in Law360 Article, “Access To Rivals’ Data Drives EC Amazon Antirust Case”

MoginRubin LLP Partner Jonathan Rubin was quoted in a Law360 article this week titled, “Access To Rivals’ Data Drives EC Amazon Antitrust Case.” The article…

Attorney Tim LaComb Quoted in Law360 Article, “DC Circ. Ruling Seen As Gutting FCC’s Merger Conditions”

MoginRubin attorney Tim LaComb was quoted in a Law360 article this week about the disappointing DC Cir. decision regarding the merger between Charter Communications Inc.…

FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Danaher Corporation’s Acquisition of GE Biopharma Was Anticompetitive

FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Danaher Corporation’s Acquisition of GE Biopharma Was Anticompetitive May 29, 2020 Following a public comment period, the Federal…

FTC Press Release: VieVu Former Parent Settles Body Cam Antitrust Case

Press Release MEDIA CONTACT: Betsy Lordan Federal Trade Commission Office of Public Affairs 202-326-3707 VieVu’s Former Parent Company Safariland Agrees to Settle Charges That It…

FTC Sues to Unwind Altria’s $12.8 Billion Investment in Competitor JUUL

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE APRIL 1, 2020 Today, the Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint (a public version of which will be available…

FTC and DOJ Announce Expedited Antitrust Procedure and Guidance for Coronavirus Public Health Efforts

FTC.gov Press Release – March 24, 2020 The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division today issued joint statement detailing an…

Partner Daniel Mogin Published in Bloomberg Law Regarding the FTC’s Inquiry Into Cross Ownership of Competitors’ Stocks

Published in Bloomberg Law – February 27, 2020 INSIGHT: FTC’s Inquiry Into Common Ownership Benefits Markets, Consumers By: Daniel Mogin The FTC appears to be…

Partner Jon Rubin quoted in Reuters regarding Qualcomm’s appeal for the reverse of a 2019 ruling

MoginRubin partner Jon Rubin was quoted in the recent Reuters article, “Qualcomm to Ask Appeals Court for Vindication in FTC Antitrust Case.” The article revisits the…

Partner Jennifer Oliver quoted in Bloomberg Law on the FTC’s First Merger Loss in Five Years

MoginRubin partner Jennifer Oliver was quoted in a recent Bloomberg Law article, “Novel FTC Theory in Evonik, PeroxyChem Sinks Merger Win Streak.” The article discusses…

Getting Biosimilars to Market: A Virtual Panel Discussion

Getting Biosimilars to Market, a recent virtual panel moderated by MoginRubin’s Joy Sidhwa, examines commercial challenges facing biosimilars from both the patent and the antitrust…

The Future of “No Poach” Clauses: Practical Advice and Viewpoints from the Employment and Antitrust Perspectives

In an effort to limit anticompetitive behavior and practices, the DOJ and FTC have begun cracking down on naked no-poach agreements. In light of these…

2018 Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report Just Released

On September 16, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice released the 2018 Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report, which summarizes…

Google and the Trans-Atlantic Antitrust Abyss

Christian Bergqvist University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Law Jonathan Rubin MoginRubin LLP Date Written: March 18, 2019 Abstract During the late 2000s, several jurisdictions,…

Public Knowledge: To Make the Tech Sector Competitive, Antitrust Is Only Half the Answer

Who’s regulating competition in the tech world? Read Gene Kimmelman’s blog on publicknowledge.org to find out.  

DOJ and FTC Issue Joint HSR Report for FY 2016

On October 3, 2017, the FTC and the DOJ released their joint Hart-Scott-Rodino merger report for the fiscal year, ending September 30, 2016. They reported…