Barry Reingold

Barry Reingold

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2016 Changes in Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Thresholds, Clayton Act Section 8 Interlocking Directorates Thresholds

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on January 21, 2016 that the reporting thresholds under Section 7A of the Clayton Act, known as the Hart-Scott-Rodino (H-S-R) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the Act), will be...more

1/28/2016 - Filing Fees FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Reporting Requirements The Clayton Act Threshold Requirements

Hart-Scott-Rodino 2014 Annual Report: Increase in Filings, Decrease in Second Requests and Implications for Executive Stock...

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report Fiscal Year 2014, published by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), summarizes FTC and DOJ actions conducted under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust...more

12/11/2015 - Antitrust Investigations Antitrust Violations DOJ Filing Requirements FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act

Activist Funds Must Comply with HSR Premerger Reporting Rules

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint in August 2015 against three affiliated activist hedge fund companies and Third Point LLC, their management company, for acquiring voting securities in Yahoo! Inc. without...more

9/14/2015 - Acquisition Agreements Compliance Consent Decrees Filing Requirements FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Hedge Funds Investment Publicly-Traded Companies The Clayton Act Third Point Voting Securities Yahoo!

2015 Changes in Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Thresholds, Clayton Act Section 8 Interlocking Directorates Thresholds

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced January 15, 2015 that the reporting thresholds under Section 7A of the Clayton Act, known as the Hart-Scott-Rodino (H-S-R) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the Act), will be...more

1/23/2015 - Filing Fees FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Jurisdiction The Clayton Act Threshold Requirements

U.S. v. Flakeboard and SierraPine: HSR “Gun-Jumping” Results in $5 Million Penalty

On November 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint and consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California requiring Flakeboard America Limited, Flakeboard’s parent...more

12/23/2014 - Antitrust Provisions Civil Monetary Penalty Disgorgement DOJ Enforcement Actions Flakeboard America Gun-Jumping Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Sherman Act SierraPine Waiting Periods

United States: IP and Antitrust

United States antitrust law seeks to encourage free and open competition by preventing exclusionary conduct that threatens the competitive process. Intellectual property rights (IPR) laws, by contrast, are designed to...more

9/5/2014 - FRAND FTCA Non-Practicing Entities Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trolls Patents SCOTUS Sherman Act USPTO

Hart-Scott-Rodino 2013 Annual Report: Filings Decreased, Transactions Investigated Increased and Enforcement Continues for...

On May 21, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice published the Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report Fiscal Year 2013 (for the period from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013). The Annual Report...more

7/3/2014 - Annual Reports Board of Directors Corporate Officers DOJ Enforcement Enforcement Actions FTC Government Investigations Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Stocks

2014 Changes In Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Thresholds

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that the reporting thresholds under Section 7A of the Clayton Act, known as the Hart-Scott-Rodino (H-S-R) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the Act), will be increased. ...more

1/29/2014 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Pre-Merger Filing Requirements The Clayton Act

The Antitrust Review Of The Americas 2013: US: Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Antitrust Law

United States antitrust laws seek to encourage free and open competition by preventing exclusionary conduct that threatens the competitive process. Intellectual property rights (IPR) laws, by contrast, are designed to...more

8/20/2013 - Acquisitions FTC Patents Pay-For-Delay Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements

Unscrambling The Eggs: FTC And DOJ Challenges To Non-HSR-Reportable Deals

On July 22, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission challenged Solera Holdings’ acquisition of Actual Systems of America, Inc. (ASA), a competing provider of software used by the automotive recycling industry. ...more

8/12/2013 - Antitrust Litigation DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Reporting Requirements

Federal Merger Enforcement Increases To Highest Level In Five Years

Hart-Scott-Rodino Filings Decreased Slightly in 2012, but Percentage of Investigations Leading to Second Requests and Enforcement Actions Increased; FTC Continues to Enforce HSR Act in Connection with Corporate Officers' and...more

7/17/2013 - Board of Directors Compliance Corporate Governance Corporate Officers Corruption Enforcement Actions FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Investigations Mergers Stock Options

Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Thresholds To Increase, Clayton Act Section 8 Interlocking Directorates Thresholds Increased

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that the reporting thresholds under Section 7A of the Clayton Act, known as the Hart-Scott-Rodino (H-S-R) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the Act), will be increased. ...more

2/15/2013 - Filing Fees FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Interlocking Directorate Premerger Notifications The Clayton Act Threshold Requirements

FTC Expands Scope Of Children's Privacy Law To Keep Pace With New Technologies

On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (the Rule), which applies to operators of commercial websites or online services that (1) are...more

1/3/2013 - Behavioral Advertising COPPA Data Collection Data Protection FTC Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information

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