Non-Antitrust Lawyers Beware!
Pullman & Comley attorney Michael A. Kurs co-authored an article for the CT Lawyer on the significant ramp up of antitrust enforcement from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
The article covers the FTC's proposed non-compete trade regulation rule that would fundamentally alter the enforcement of employee non-compete agreements throughout the country, the withdrawal of several importance guidance documents by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. DOJ, the enforcement of relevant Acts, and criminal enforcement approaches. The article also outlines important developments and proposed revisions to the DOJ/FTC merger guidelines.
"Antitrust and non-antitrust lawyers alike should consider whether their clients' circumstances might warrant approaching one or another agency to invite their assistance on matters vexing a client, or whether their clients' conduct puts their clients at risk of unwanted antitrust scrutiny by the antitrust enforcement agencies or private antitrust litigants."