Antitrust Merger Enforcement In the Obama Administration: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?

    March 2016

    With Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearings scheduled for March 9, it seems an appropriate time to examine whether the Obama Administration’s more aggressive merger enforcement has gained so much momentum that it is causing the pendulum to swing too far. Have the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission lost sight of mergers’ value to the economy by abandoning the middle ground and too often treating “problem” mergers as all-or-nothing propositions?

    This article originally appeared in the Washington Legal Foundation Legal Pulse, March 3, 2016