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Baker Botts Talks Antitrust Enforcement in the Trump Administration

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HOUSTON, January 30, 2017 – As part of Baker Botts’ on-going series of seminars, client events and communications focused on the new Trump Administration, Washington D.C., based partners Sean Boland, Paul Cuomo, and Tom Fina provided an overview on the new Administration’s likely Antitrust enforcement priorities and an update on recent antitrust developments. 

The overall discussion covered a number of topics including: 

  • The impact the new administration will have on antitrust enforcement 
  • Mergers in distressed industries 
  • Joint ventures and collaboration among competitors 
  • The criminalization of “no poach” and wage fixing agreements 
  • Criminal antitrust enforcement

The partners analyzed antitrust enforcement in the Obama administration and compared it to enforcement in previous administrations. They also made specific predictions concerning antitrust enforcement in the Trump administration pertaining to mergers, cartels and civil (non-merger) litigation. The conference was well attended and there was lively discussion with the audience. 


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