New York City Chapter
Yale Club of New York
When President Trump was elected, there was an assumption that there would be limited federal antitrust enforcement under his administration. This assumption has turned out to be wildly incorrect. Federal antitrust enforcers have challenged mega-mergers such as the AT&T/Time Warner merger. They are actively investigating corporate hiring practices, including “no-poach” agreements among competitors and “non-compete” clauses in franchise agreements. They are also scrutinizing the data privacy practices and growing market power of large Silicon Valley companies such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon.
Given this high level of enforcement activity and the fact that President Trump regularly tweets or comments on antitrust matters, in-house lawyers are increasingly being required to stay abreast of hot topics and key trends in order to be able to properly advise their internal clients. This panel will discuss key takeaways from antitrust enforcement under the first two years of the Trump administration and what corporations can expect during the next two years.
Olivier N. Antoine, Partner, Crowell & Moring