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Navigating Your Transaction through the U.S. Antitrust Agencies

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Produced on February 28, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

As industries continue to consolidate, antitrust review has become a top concern for in-house counsel and outside counsel advising corporate executives on mergers and acquisitions. Understanding the procedures employed by the FTC and DOJ in reviewing transactions has become increasingly important in advising business clients. This one-hour program is designed for counsel who want to gain a comprehensive view of how to navigate a transaction through the U.S. antitrust enforcement process. We will discuss the effect of antitrust risk shifting provisions in merger agreements, the basic HSR rules, what the U.S. agencies look for in reviewing transactions, the Second Request process and how to avoid “gun jumping” while coordinating the transaction and preparing to integrate. You will gain knowledge of basic antitrust concepts including market concentration, market power, horizontal merger analysis and practical advice to ensure that you fully understand the antitrust review process for your next transaction.

Join Gerald Stein, a former attorney with the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission and currently Senior Counsel in the Antitrust and Competition Group of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, as he explains the manner in which transactions get reviewed by the U.S. antitrust agencies and how best to advise and counsel your clients through the process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the process of U.S. antitrust merger review
  2. Develop strategies to maximize clearance of your deal and reduce the risk of antitrust enforcement
  3. Identify how best to counsel your clients through the antitrust regulatory process

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Gerald Stein

Norton Rose Fulbright

Gerald A. Stein is a Senior Counsel in the Antitrust and Competition Group in Norton Rose Fulbright’s New York office. Gerald’s comprehensive career as an antitrust litigator and a government enforcer 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 enforcement proceedings in a wide variety of industries.

Gerald is a senior-level litigator with nearly twenty-five years of litigation and counseling experience. Before joining our firm's Antitrust and Competition Practice Group, Gerald was an attorney with the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission for more than eight years, where he investigated and litigated a variety of antitrust matters including mergers and acquisitions and anticompetitive conduct. Prior to that, while in private practice at other prominent law firms, he represented major corporations in all aspects of private antitrust actions (including class actions and multidistrict litigation) involving alleged violations of Sherman Act Sections 1 and 2 regarding claims of price fixing, monopolization, boycotts, refusals to deal, and unfair and deceptive trade practices in various industries, including industrial chemicals, industrial ventilation systems, rental cars, air cargo, airline passengers, automotive filters and healthcare. He has significant experience developing factual defenses, drafting and arguing motions, working with expert economists and taking depositions.


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Alexandra F.

Very informative.

michael g.

Excellent course on the basics of anti-trust in the United States for a lawyer who does not practice in that area.

Timothy B.

Really good lecture by a likable guy.

susan k.

Probably the best Lawline CLE program which I have experienced. Kudos to the speaker.

Jennifer M.

This is one o f the best CLE programs. Mr. Stein is incredibly knowledgeable and professional.

Matthew J. B.

Pre-transaction antitrust analysis discussion was particularly helpful.

Nadia S.


J Gregory F.

Great information

Benjamin G.

great podcast

Thomas K.

very knowledgeable presenter!!

Stephen W.

Very informative/practical application

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