Antitrust Merger Enforcement: What Lies Ahead in 2018
Earlier this year, the DOJ and the FTC issued updated Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation – a move that reflects the U.S. antitrust authorities’ aggressive roles in seeking to enjoin mergers in concentrated markets. Listen as a panel of seasoned professionals and key thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group provide a thorough discussion of the most significant and latest trends involving antitrust reforms and merger enforcement. The speakers will also analyze recent and pending mergers and will provide their views on prospective developments in 2018 and what parties should expect and consider in their next deal in today’s regulatory environment.
Key topics include:
- Recent Antitrust Enforcement Trends
- Legal Developments on Antitrust Merger
- Tightening Standards for Merger Remedies
- Civil Penalties and Enforcement Issues
- Potential Antitrust Enforcement Priorities
- Likely Approach to Merger Enforcement
- Standards for Merger Review
- Increased Scrutiny Over International Deals
Megan Browdie, Attorney
Matthew Joseph, Attorney
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
- Impact of Leadership Decisions at DOJ and FTC
- Enforcement Trends & Statistics
- What’s Happening in Congress: SMARTER Act & “A Better Deal”
- HSR Act Compliance Enforcement
- Recent Enforcement Actions: Bellwethers of the Future?
- AT&T/Time Warner
- What Companies Should Keep in Mind for 2018
Who Should Attend:
- Antitrust Lawyers
- Mergers and Acquisitions Professionals
- Business Analysts
- Business Managers
- Corporate Counsel
- Top Level Management
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Megan Browdie is an attorney in Cooley’s Antitrust & Competition practice group. She advises clients on all aspects of antitrust, including with respect to mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, joint conduct, pricing, and distribution. She has experience in matters before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general, as well as in federal court. Megan has worked with clients in a number of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, IoT, 3-D printing, software, computer hardware, e-commerce, and telecommunications.
Megan is active in the antitrust bar, where she serves as a Vice Chair for the Federal Civil Enforcement Committee. Megan is recognized by Super Lawyers and LMG’s Expert Guides as a “Rising Star” in antitrust.
Megan Browdie is an attorney in Cooley’s Antitrust & Competition practice group. She advises clients on all aspects of antitrust, …
Matthew E. Joseph, antitrust and litigation associate, focuses on antitrust investigations and matters relating to the clearance of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and private equity transactions before the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. His practice also includes counseling and training on antitrust compliance matters. Mr. Joseph has experience representing clients in matters involving a wide variety of industries, including media, consumer products, food, aerospace, information technology, government contracts, entertainment, and education.
In addition to his antitrust and competition practice, Mr. Joseph has experience in white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and general civil litigation. His litigation practice focuses on all aspects of corporate litigation, including white collar criminal investigations, securities matters, regulatory inquiries, complex commercial disputes, False Claims Act litigation, and post-judgment enforcement.
Mr. Joseph received his JD, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School where he was the Executive Articles Editor of The George Washington International Law Review. He received his BA, magna cum laude, from Middlebury College. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland. He also serves as the Young Lawyer Representative of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Advertising Disputes & Litigation Committee.
Matthew E. Joseph, antitrust and litigation associate, focuses on antitrust investigations and matters relating to the clearance of mergers, acquisitions, …
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