Litigation II Section
Industries and Commodities
The Litigation II Section (Lit II) is responsible for civil antitrust enforcement, competition advocacy, and competition policy in the areas of:
- Avionics and aeronautics
- Industrial equipment
- Road and highway construction
- Metals and mining
- Waste industries
Federal and State Contacts
Defense: Lit II reviews its defense industry mergers in conjunction with the Department of Defense and with the applicable military branch affected by the proposed transaction or joint venture.
Banking: In its review of banking mergers, Lit II works with the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Regional economies: In any review of transactions affecting regional economies, Lit II works closely with the relevant state attorneys general.
Highway Construction: Lit II has implemented a screening system for use by the state departments of transportation in their evaluation of the competitive effect of mergers in the highway construction industry.
Selected Cases and Investigations
Justice Department Reaches Agreement with First Niagara Bank N.A. and HSBC Bank USA N.A. on Divestitures
U.S. v. Regal Beloit Corporation, et al.
U.S. v. Bemis Co., et al.
U.S. v. Microsemi Corporation
U.S. and Plaintiff States v. Republic Services, et al.
U.S. v. Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V., et al.
Related Guidelines and Reports
Bank Merger Competitive Review: Introduction and Overview
A Merger Screening System to Monitor Acquisitions Occurring in the Aggregate, Asphalt Concrete, and Concrete Industries
Maribeth Petrizzi, Chief
Dorothy B. Fountain, Assistant Chief
Suite 8700, Liberty Square Building
450 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Sections and Offices: Contains contact information for each section and field office.
Division Manual: Chapter 1, Organization and Functions of the Antitrust Division