Trump’s stunning victory doesn’t spell big changes in antitrust enforcement

After a volatile presidential campaign that even included talk of stepping up antitrust enforcement, competition lawyers are braced for a period of uncertainty, but also skeptical that their field will see dramatic changes.

Still, the stunning election of Donald J. Trump as president has thrown a curve ball at the staid antitrust community. In interviews with more than a dozen veteran antitrust practitioners over the past month before the election as …

FTC’s recent wins against hospital deals reflect strategy of ex-chairman

In racking up two appellate court wins in challenges to hospital mergers, the Federal Trade Commission has vindicated a strategy that was developed more than a decade ago by then …

Virginia hospital tie-up likely despite FTC opposition

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent winning streak in blocking hospital mergers may be halted in Virginia because of extenuating circumstances in an especially poor part of the state.

A panel of …

Prominent antitrust lawyer Kenneth C. Anderson dies

Kenneth C. Anderson, an aggressive and sometimes profane litigator who was an integral player in the Justice Department’s landmark antitrust case against AT&T, has died. He was 80.

Anderson played a …

PAE report already having an impact, cited in Supreme Court laches case

Less than a month after the Federal Trade Commission issued its long-awaited study on patent-assertion entities, the report is already making an impact.

At arguments before the US Supreme Court on …

IoT industry calls for national standards, not regulations, to counter botnet hacks

The Mirai botnet struck again on Election Day.

Hackers tried to use Internet of Things devices to disrupt and disable the presidential campaign websites of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at …

Neil Averitt commentary: Paranoia as status symbol — the secrecy of law firm lobbies

Walls and barriers are going up everywhere, not just at the border.

When lawyers arrive for the American Bar Association Fall Forum later this month, they will be enjoying the last …