Antitrust Division Issues 2017 Annual Newsletter
The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division today issued the 2017 edition of its annual newsletter on its website. The newsletter highlights the Antitrust Division’s recent activities and successes on civil and criminal enforcement, international cooperation and competition advocacy.
The newsletter includes a message from Acting Assistant Attorney General Brent Snyder as well as articles about the Antitrust Division’s enforcement actions in the criminal, merger and civil non-merger areas over the past year. The newsletter highlights the Division’s accomplishments during FY 2016, including charging 52 executives and 19 companies with price-fixing, bid-rigging, fraud, and obstruction of justice, resulting in fines and penalties of $399 million and significant prison sentences. Additional highlights include the Division’s success in preventing anticompetitive acquisitions in the health insurance industry and in preserving competition in a variety of important industries, including movie theaters, advertising, banking, cable, transportation and beer, in matters that were favorably resolved through settlement.
The newsletter also features articles about new leadership and staff within the Division, an update from the Diversity Committee, and a feature on how the Division’s Economic Analysis Group is shaping enforcement efforts.
The newsletter can be found at https://www.justice.gov/atr/division-operations/division-update-spring-2017. Each article provides hyperlinks so that the reader can easily access relevant documents such as press releases, court filings and speeches.