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William J. Baer

Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division

William J. Baer was sworn in as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division on January 3, 2013. Swearing-In Ceremony

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Antitrust Division News

Officials From The U.S., Canada and Mexico Participate in Trilateral Meeting in Mexico City to Discuss Antitrust Enforcement

May 21, 2015

Five School Bus Owners Indicted for Bid-Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies at Puerto Rico Public School Bus Auction

May 21, 2015

Current and Former Executives of an Automotive Parts Manufacturer Indicted for Roles in Conspiracy to Fix Prices - Investigation Has Resulted in Charges Against 90 Individuals and Corporations

May 21, 2015

Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer Delivers Remarks at a Press Conference on Foreign Exchange Spot Market Manipulation

May 20, 2015

Five Major Banks Agree to Parent-Level Guilty Pleas

May 20, 2015

Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Barclays PLC, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc Agree to Plead Guilty In Connection With The Foreign Exchange Market and Agree to Pay More Than $2.5 Billion In Criminal Fines - UBS AG Agrees to Plead Guilty to Manipulating LIBOR; Admits its Conduct in Foreign Exchange Market Breached Its Non-Prosecution Agreement Resolving the LIBOR Investigation and Agrees to Pay $203 Million

Georgia Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies at Public Real Estate Foreclosure Auctions

May 19, 2015

Former Bank of America Executive Sentenced to Serve 26 Months in Prison for Role in Conspiracy and Fraud Involving Investment Contracts for Municipal Bond Proceeds

May 18, 2015

Oversight of the Antitrust Enforcement Agencies

May 15, 2015

Statement of Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives

Former Automotive Parts Manufacturer Executive Indicted for Role in Conspiracy to Fix Prices

May 14, 2015

Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Issue Public Comments Supporting U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Proposed Initiative on Enhancing Patent Quality

May 7, 2015

Northern California Real Estate Investor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

May 4, 2015

Investigations Have Yielded 55 Plea Agreements and Five Indictments to Date

International Competition Network Adopts Guidance on Investigative Process to Enhance Procedural Fairness in Competition Cases and Cooperation in International Merger Enforcement

May 1, 2015

Statement by Acting Assistant Attorney General Leslie Overton on Court's Remedy to Address American Express's Antitrust Violation

April 30, 2015

Remedy Prohibits American Express from Blocking Efforts by Merchants To Create Competition Among Credit Card Networks

Yamada Manufacturing Co. Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing and Bid Rigging on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. Cars

April 28, 2015

Company Agrees to Pay $2.5 Million Criminal Fine

Applied Materials Inc. and Tokyo Electron Ltd. Abandon Merger Plans After Justice Department Rejected Their Proposed Remedy

April 27, 2015

Abandonment Resolves Antitrust Concerns

Comcast Corporation Abandons Proposed Acquisition of Time Warner Cable After Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission Informed Parties of Concerns

April 24, 2015

Abandonment Resolves Antitrust Concerns

Hitachi Automotive Sales Executive Pleads Guilty to Participating in Auto Parts Price-Fixing Conspiracy

April 23, 2015

Executive Sentenced to Serve 15 Months in U.S. Prison

Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer Delivers Remarks for the Deutsche Bank Manipulation of LIBOR Conference Call

April 23, 2015

Two Northern California Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies at Public Foreclosure Auctions

April 23, 2015

Deutsche Bank’s London Subsidiary Agrees to Plead Guilty in Connection With Long-Running Manipulation of LIBOR

April 23, 2015

Deutsche Bank AG and DB Group Services (UK) Limited Will Pay $775 Million in Criminal Penalties

Antitrust Division Issues 2015 Annual Newsletter

April 15, 2015

Former E-Commerce Executive Charged with Price Fixing in the Antitrust Division's First Online Marketplace Prosecution

April 6, 2015

Northern California Real Estate Investor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies at Public Foreclosure Auctions

April 2, 2015

Investigations Have Yielded 52 Plea Agreements and Five Indictments Against 20 Real Estate Investors to Date

Robert Bosch GmbH Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing and Bid Rigging on Automobile Parts Installed in US Cars

March 31, 2015

Company Agrees to Pay $57.8 Million Criminal Fine

Justice Department and New York Attorney General Secure Settlement with New York City Tour Bus Joint Venture

March 16, 2015

Settlement Remedies Harm to Competition in New York City Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour Market and Requires Defendants to Disgorge $7.5 Million in Illegal Profits

Justice Department Issues Statement on the Abandonment of the National CineMedia/Screenvision Merger

March 16, 2015

Decision to Terminate Deal Preserves Competition in Cinema Advertising and Preshow Services

U.S. District Court Rules that American Express Violated Antitrust Laws

February 19, 2015

Recent Antitrust Case Filings

U.S. and Plaintiff States v. Amex, et al.

May 11, 2015

Decision | Scheduling Order

U.S. v. David Topkins

April 6, 2015

U.S. v. Ramin Yeganeh

April 2, 2015

U.S. and State of New York v. Twin America, LLC, et. al.

March 16, 2015

U.S. v. Flakeboard, et al.

February 2, 2015

U.S. v. Bazaarvoice

December 2, 2014

Trial Exhibits | Opening Statement | Closing Statement | Rebuttal

U.S. v. NCM, et al.

November 3, 2014

Microsoft Case Filings

Joint Status Report on Microsoft’s Compliance with the Final Judgments

April 22, 2011

Second Modified Final Judgment

April 22, 2009

Opinion

June 28, 2001

All Microsoft Case Filings

 

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