Today, AAI issued a commentary on the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) recent move to block the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner. AAI applauds the government’s decision. It reflects sound enforcement of Section 7 of the Clayton Act in an area of merger control that has been of concern to many policymakers for years. The government has laid out a strong case for how the merger could potentially harm the competitive process and consumers. And contrary to some claims, the DOJ’s move to block the merger is supported by a long-standing record of enforcement on vertical mergers.
AAI offers a selection of useful resources on vertical merger enforcement that are helpful in evaluating proposed combinations and past enforcement. Items will be added over time.
On December 7th, Slade Bond will deliver the keynote remarks during the luncheon for the American Antitrust Institute's Airline Roundtable.
On November 7, 2017, AAI hosted the 5th annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards dinner. Learn more about the awards and the 2017 Honorees here.
The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has filed comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative opposing the imposition of “safeguard restrictions” in the solar industry under Section 201 of the Trade Act. Earlier this year, domestic producers of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and modules, which are key components used in solar panels, petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for Section 201 relief.
The American Antitrust Institute announced the panelists participating in its 3rd annual Airline Roundtable: “Broadening the Lens on Airline Competition.” View the agenda here.
The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) presented the AAI 2017 Antitrust Enforcement Awards on November 7, 2017. The Honorees were featured at a gala awards dinner following the AAI’s Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference.
The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) seeks to preserve the effectiveness of antitrust class actions as a central component of ensuring the vitality of private antitrust enforcement. As part of its efforts, AAI issues periodic updates on developments in the courts and elsewhere that may affect this important device for protecting competition and consumers. This update covers developments since March 2017.
The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has issued a new white paper discussing the role of federal antitrust law in an ongoing reform movement aimed at reducing burdens created by state occupational licensing laws. The white paper is titled State Occupational Licensing Reform and the Federal Antitrust Laws: Making Sense of the Post-Dental Examiners Landscape.
On September 26, AAI Senior Fellow Bert For presented to the law faculty at John Marshall Law School. His presentation, “Culture, Economics, and Antitrust,” is available for download here.