Andrew Friedman

Andrew Friedman

Patton Boggs LLP

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Latest Antitrust Developments Point to Continued Robust Enforcement

We were reminded recently that two of the most widespread and lucrative antitrust investigations in the history of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (the “Division”) remain very active and are likely to remain as...more

2/19/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Enforcement

Freedom of Speech on the Internet: The Power of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Experienced First Amendment lawyers know that websites hosting user-created content are extremely difficult to sue for defamation. This is due to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, codified at 47 U.S.C. §...more

2/7/2014 - Communications Decency Act Defamation First Amendment Free Speech Internet

Should the Government’s Ability to Use Conspiracy Charges Be Limited?

Last week, the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division (the “Division”) filed a motion for rehearing after significant criminal convictions were overturned on statute of limitations grounds. A conspiracy is deemed to continue...more

2/4/2014 - Conspiracies DOJ Statute of Limitations

Criminal Antitrust Newsletter - July 2013

INDUSTRY SCORECARD - E-books: Apple Inc.’s high-profile price-fixing trial ended in June, and the Court decided the case in the government’s favor recently. Some reports from the trial suggested that the case brought...more

7/15/2013 - Antitrust Investigations Antitrust Litigation Apple Barnes and Noble Credit Default Swaps DOJ Manufacturers Pharmaceutical

Criminal Antitrust Update - April 2013

INDUSTRY SCORECARD - E-books: Macmillan has become the latest and final major e-book publisher to resolve price-fixing allegations by the DOJ Antitrust Division (the “Division”)...more

5/6/2013 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Antitrust Investigations Auction DOJ e-Books FERC Foreclosure Freight Forwarding GAO Jury Verdicts Price-Fixing Sherman Act Whistleblowers

Criminal Antitrust Update - January 2013

In This Issue: - INDUSTRY SCORECARD - Technology: An executive of AU Optronics Corp. (“AUO”) was convicted of price-fixing in the LCD flat screen markets in a re-trial. Steven Leung was involved in the sale of...more

1/21/2013 - Brokers DOJ e-Books Fines Freight Forwarding FTC Google Libor Long Arm Statute Municipal Bonds Price-Fixing Samsung

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