Washington, D.C., senior of counsel Bob Skitol recently published an article in The Antitrust Source titled, “Donald Trump’s Major Antitrust Encounters.” In the article, Bob attempts to predict how Donald Trump would shape his antitrust enforcement program based on three antitrust cases he was involved in.

Those encounters include the joint Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice enforcement action against him in 1988 for alleged violations of the Hart- Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR); the 1980s litigation between the United States Football League and the National Football League; and the 1990s litigation between and among the Sands Resorts, Penthouse, and Trump interests in Atlantic City hotel casinos.

After detailing the three cases, Bob concludes that Trump may now be “pretty hostile towards HSR limitations on deal-making;” that he may have learned from the USFL/NFL litigation that a private party injured by antitrust violations should not look to the government for redress; and that it seems he strongly supports empire building and, accordingly, probably wouldn't bring any big Section 2 cases.

Source: The Antitrust Source
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