Litigating for Leverage? Merger Enforcement in 2013

, New York Law Journal

In their Antitrust Trade and Practice column, Shepard Goldfein and James A. Keyte, partners at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, write: The year 2013 was another year of robust merger enforcement at the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission. The agencies have shown they are quite willing to litigate to obtain their desired enforcement results when, from their perspective, a transaction is likely to substantially lessen competition.