Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Upon taking office in 2009, the Barack Obama administration pledged to reinvigorate antitrust enforcement, increase review of merger activity and take effective action to stop or restructure mergers that may harm consumer welfare, creating a cloudy and unsure future for corporations with regards to antitrust. The administration also pledged to take aggressive action to curb the growth of international cartels that collude to harm American consumers and to ensure that the benefits of competition are fully realized by those consumers.