Clifford Aronson

Clifford Aronson

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"After Long Debate, FTC Issues Only General Principles Regarding Section 5"

On August 13, 2015, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued formal guidance on Section 5 enforcement consisting of a general statement of principles1 to guide application of its authority to challenge “unfair methods...more

8/24/2015 - Antitrust Provisions Competition FTC Public Policy Rule-of-Reason Analysis Section 5 Sherman Act Standalone Authority The Clayton Act The FTC Act Unfair Competition

"DOJ Antitrust Action Condemns Pre-Merger Coordination Requiring Target Company to Sell Factory"

On November 7, 2014, the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced a $5 million agreement to settle charges that Flakeboard and SierraPine had engaged in unlawful pre-merger coordination. The...more

11/26/2014 - Antitrust Provisions Civil Monetary Penalty Disgorgement DOJ Due Diligence Enforcement Actions Flakeboard America Gun-Jumping Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Sherman Act SierraPine Waiting Periods

"The Potential Impact of ProMedica: Health Care and Beyond"

On April 22, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit handed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) another significant victory in a hospital merger, ruling that the FTC’s decision and order...more

4/30/2014 - FTC Healthcare Hospitals ProMedica

"US Department of Justice Extradites First Foreign National on Antitrust Charge"

On April 4, 2014, the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced the first-ever successful extradition on an antitrust charge. A German appeals court had approved the extradition of Romano...more

4/15/2014 - Antitrust Investigations Criminal Sanctions DOJ Extradition Foreign Nationals

"Democrats Gain Control of FTC With Terrell McSweeny Confirmation"

On April 9, 2014, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Terrell McSweeny to the Federal Trade Commission. Commissioner McSweeny’s appointment creates a Democratic majority on the five-member commission, sparking...more

4/14/2014 - Confirmation Proceedings FTC

"DOJ Prevails in Challenge to Bazaarvoice Acquisition of PowerReviews"

On January 8, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) prevailed in its challenge to Bazaarvoice’s consummated $168 million acquisition of PowerReviews. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California...more

1/13/2014 - Acquisitions Anti-Competitive Antitrust Litigation DOJ The Clayton Act

"US Supreme Court Narrows State-Action Doctrine in Hospital Merger Challenged by FTC"

In a unanimous decision issued on February 19, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state-action doctrine did not immunize Phoebe Putney Health System’s acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Georgia.1 The...more

2/22/2013 - Acquisitions Clear-Articulation Test FTC FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System Government Entities Governmental Immunity Governmental Liability Hospital Mergers Hospitals Monopolization Preliminary Injunctions Reversal SCOTUS State Action Doctrine

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