Understanding US Antitrust Merger CLE
Understanding US Antitrust Merger Enforcement: Strategies and Considerations



Live Webcast/Rebroadcast – You watch the course online at the specified date and time shown below. You can ask questions and receive answers during the course.

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Course Description

Live Webcast – January 15, 2021

  • 7:00-8:00am PT / 8:00-9:00am MT / 9:00-10:00am CT / 10:00-11:00am ET

Designed for in-house counsel and for antitrust practitioners, this program provides strategic advice so you can expertly navigate your client through antitrust merger review. We will first discuss basic antitrust concepts and then explain the process of what happens when a transaction is filed, investigated and contested by the antitrust agencies, including the different procedures followed by each of the agencies. Practice tips will be provided throughout the program, including whether to have a pre-filing meeting, how to deal with “bad documents,” and negotiating strategies with the agencies.

Attorney Gerald SteinGerald Stein
Gerald A. Stein is a partner in the Commercial Litigation and the Antitrust and Competition Groups in Norton Rose Fulbright’s New York and Washington, DC offices. Gerald’s comprehensive career as an antitrust litigator and as a former attorney with the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission enables him to represent and counsel clients in a full array of antitrust matters including state and federal litigation, class action and multidistrict litigation, merger and acquisition antitrust analysis, counseling, compliance, government investigations and federal and state antitrust enforcement proceedings in a wide variety of industries.

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1 General Credit

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  1. Basic concepts of antitrust law
  2. Role of antitrust in M&A
  3. U.S. antitrust enforcers—DOJ and FTC
  4. State enforcement
  5. How to gauge antitrust risk
  6. HSR filing and merger review process
  7. Strategic analysis during antitrust investigations
  8. Merger remedies
  9. Practice pointers provided throughout the presentation