The Trump Administration’s antitrust enforcers were active in challenging mergers on competition grounds. But what were the key drivers in choosing which matters to challenge? Katie Drummonds and Peter McCormack, authors of a recent article in Antitrust Magazine on the Trump Administration’s merger enforcement record, join John Roberti to discuss their retrospective and insights on whether politics, populism or other factors may have played a role in merger enforcement. Listen to this episode to learn more about the evolution of merger enforcement policy in the Trump Administration and beyond.
Katie Drummonds, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Peter M. McCormack, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Andrea Murino, Peter McCormick, Katie Drummonds and Emily Hsu, Populist Instincts: A Trump Administration Antitrust Merger Retrospective, Antitrust Magazine Summer 2021
FTC and DOJ, Annual Hart Scott Rodino Report 2019
2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines
2020 Comments on Merger Guidelines
John Roberti, Allen & Overy LLP