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Media, Entertainment, and Professional Services Section

Industries and Commodities

The Media, Entertainment, and Professional Services Section (MEP) is responsible for civil antitrust enforcement, competition advocacy, and competition policy in the areas of:

Federal and State Contacts

Radio and television: MEP reviews radio and television mergers in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission.

Real estate: MEP often works closely with the relevant state attorneys general, state legislatures, real estate boards, industry trade groups, and the Federal Trade Commission.

Selected Cases and Investigations

US v. Deere & Company, et al

US v. Tribune Publishing Company

U.S. v. AB Electrolux, Electrolux North America, Inc., and General Electric Company

U.S. v. Apple, Inc., et al.

U.S. and Plaintiff States v. American Express

U.S. and Plaintiff States v. Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation

The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google, Inc.

U.S. v. Daily Gazette Company and MediaNews Group, Inc.

U.S. v. National Association of Realtors

Related Guidelines and Reports

April 2007

Competition in the Real Estate Brokerage Industry: A Report by the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice


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Owen Kendler, Chief

Lisa Scanlon, Assistant Chief

Yvette F. Tarlov, Assistant Chief

Mailing address:
Suite 4000, Liberty Square Building
450 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530

Phone: 202-305-8376
Fax: 202-514-7308
E-mail: ATR.MEP.Information@usdoj.gov

Related pages:

Sections and Offices: Contains contact information for each section and office.

Division Manual: Chapter 1, Organization and Functions of the Antitrust Division

Updated April 3, 2018

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