Antitrust Division

MAJOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS


TITLE:

Matter Tracking System

 

ACRONYM:

MTS

 

ORIGINATOR:

Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of Justice

Major Organization Subdivision: Antitrust Division

Minor Organization Subdivision: Executive Office

Name of Unit: Information Systems Support Group

Street Address: Liberty Square Building, 450 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 3200

City: Washington

State: DC

Zip Code: 20530

Country: United States

 

ABSTRACT:

The Matter Tracking System (MTS) of the Antitrust Division allows Division personnel to locate information about the Division's merger, civil non-merger, and criminal investigations and cases; including the following:

  • the names of corporations and individuals under investigation and/or against which a complaint has been filed;
  • the alleged violation(s);
  • the industry in which the subjects participate;
  • DOJ file numbers;
  • Hart-Scott-Rodino Act enforcement information; and
  • consent decrees, including divestitures and reporting requirements.

The MTS also contains selected internal memoranda and pleadings relating to the cases and investigations included in the system.

Finally, the MTS contains the names of Antitrust Division personnel assigned to matters and the number of hours each worked on those matters.

 

PURPOSE:

The system was created and is maintained to permit Division personnel to locate matters currently or formerly under investigation, identify assigned staffs, and obtain memoranda and pleadings. The system is also used in the preparation of reports for the Division's budget requests, as well as various official reports prepared for oversight agencies.

 

ACCESS CONSTRAINTS:

The Antitrust Division's Internet web site (http://www.justice.gov/atr) contains publicly available information from the Matter Tracking System. This Internet site contains public documents including court and administrative findings such as complaints, indictments, and final judgments, as well as guidelines, press releases, speeches, Congressional testimony, and business review letters. Non-public merger, civil non-merger, and criminal investigation and case information contained in the MTS is available only to Antitrust Division employees, either through accessing the Division's internal network or by requesting that reports be produced individually.

AGENCY PROGRAM:

The MTS system supports all merger, civil non-merger, and criminal investigations and cases in the Division.

 

SOURCES OF DATA:

The majority of information contained in the MTS is provided by the Office of Operations and the Office of the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in charge of Criminal Enforcement.

 

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE FOR DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION
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ORDER PROCESS:

If you are interested in the described information, please write to the office listed below. No special information is required for your request, but please be as specific as possible.

 

OFFICE TO CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Major Organization Subdivision: U.S. Department of Justice

Minor Organization Subdivision: Antitrust Division

Name of Unit: Freedom Of Information Act Office

Street Address: Liberty Square Building, 450 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 1000

City: Washington

State: DC

Zip Code: 20530

Country: USA

Hours of Service:

Telephone: 202-514-2692

FAX: 202-616-4529

E-Mail Address:

 

DATE OF LAST MODIFICATION:

The Matter Tracking System is updated on a daily basis.
This notice was published on September 30, 1999, and updated on May 7, 2009.

 

Updated August 17, 2015