The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division is responsible for the criminal enforcement of the nation’s laws against anticompetitive behavior. While the Antitrust Division represents a relatively small percentage of the nation’s federal prosecutors, in recent years, it has become increasingly active in bringing criminal prosecutions across a range of industries, resulting in both lengthy prison sentences and criminal fines far exceeding those historically associated with antitrust prosecutions.

This webinar will examine some of the unique aspects of investigations and prosecutions by the Antitrust Division and advocacy before that Division. Among the topics discussed will be: 

  • The types of industries and businesses that have been the focus of recent investigative activity by the Antitrust Division

  • The considerations involved in the Antitrust Division’s decision to investigate a matter, including whether it should be a civil or criminal matter. This will include discussing the differences between conduct that the Antitrust Division considers to be a per se violation of the antitrust laws and conduct whose appropriateness must be examined through the balancing of benefits and harms under the “rule of reason.” 

  • Considerations that any business must be ready to take should it become aware of anticompetitive conduct such as price-fixing or inappropriate market allocation 

  • The self-reporting program of the Antitrust Division that offers leniency unlike that seen in other types of cases 

  • Important proactive compliance steps that businesses can take to try to avoid problems with anticompetitive conduct

  • “Volume of commerce” and other concepts unique to DOJ Antitrust matters 

  • What to do if you or your company is subpoenaed or otherwise becomes involved in an investigation by the Antitrust Division

Program

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET | Webinar

speakers

James A. Mitchell, Antitrust Group

Michael J. Grudberg, White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations Group

Elizabeth J. Lee, Antitrust Group  

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa M. Prickril at prickrill@ballardspahr.com.

Program Contact

Lisa Prickril
prickrill@ballardspahr.com