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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

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

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. 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


June 28, 2001

All Microsoft Case Filings


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