The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division today issued the 2012 edition of its annual newsletter on its website. The newsletter highlights recent activities and successes on civil and criminal enforcement, international cooperation and competition advocacy of the Antitrust Division for the general public as well as the legal and business communities.
The newsletter includes a message from Acting Assistant Attorney General Sharis A. Pozen as well as articles about the Antitrust Division’s enforcement actions in civil and criminal enforcement, international cooperation and competition advocacy over the past year. The newsletter highlights the division’s accomplishments, including the ongoing auto parts investigation, which thus far has resulted in nearly $750 million in criminal fines and several executives agreeing to serve significant prison sentences. Additional highlights include the division's success in preventing anticompetitive mergers in the technology and telecommunications industries and in preserving competition in a variety of important industries, including health care and agriculture by requiring the right remedy for each matter.
The newsletter also features articles about the leadership of the Economic Analysis Group, the Directors of Enforcement, enhanced litigation capabilities and the Attorney General’s Honors Program.
The newsletter can be found at www.justice.gov/atr/public/division-update/2012. Within each article, hyperlinks are provided so that the reader can easily access relevant documents such as press releases, court filings and speeches.