Recent DOJ and FTC activity focuses on corporate antitrust and trade regulation compliance programs

Recent rulings on company interactions, mergers and foreign operations will provide precedent moving forward

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have turned the spotlight on antitrust and trade regulation compliance programs as they have come into focus in several contexts. As a result, general counsel may want to review their company’s compliance policies and programs to ensure that their antitrust and trade related portions cover the spectrum of conduct and activities that could expose the company to risk.

Many corporate compliance programs include general policy statements about the company’s commitment to complying with, and prohibitions against violating, the antitrust and trade regulation laws. However, general policy statements may not be enough in today’s legal and regulatory environment.

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Laura Wilkinson

Laura Wilkinson is an antitrust partner in the Washington, DC office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges with a practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions. Ms....

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