Howard Fogt

Howard Fogt

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Enforcement Provides Important Update for Auto Industry

For the last several years, the global auto industry has been rocked by unprecedented investigations and prosecution. Numerous international cartels, involving scores of companies and individuals, have engaged in...more

7/22/2015 - Antitrust Investigations Auto Parts Automotive Industry Cartels Class Action DOJ Enforcement Actions FTAIA Government Investigations Price-Fixing SCOTUS Sherman Act Subject Matter Jurisdiction Treble Damages

[Webinar] International Trade and Antitrust — Clarity Put on Hold as FTAIA Conflict/Confusion Continues - July 30, 12:00pm CT

More than 30 years since the enactment of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA), it continues to be characterized by confusion about the application of U.S. antitrust laws to international trade, which is the...more

7/17/2015 - Continuing Legal Education Corporate Counsel FTAIA Imports Webinars Young Lawyers

Clarity Put on Hold as FTAIA Conflict/Confusion Continues

The Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA) was enacted in 1982 to help achieve clarity in the application of U.S antitrust laws to international trade. More than 30 years since that effort, the FTAIA has not...more

6/22/2015 - Appeals Cartels Damages Exports Foreign Trade Regulations FTAIA Imports Petition for Writ of Certiorari Price-Fixing SCOTUS Sherman Act Subject Matter Jurisdiction Trade Restrictions Treble Damages

Top Antitrust Issues Facing Automotive Suppliers in 2015

Recent U.S. and international antitrust developments will have important implications in 2015 for the automotive industry. U.S. antitrust developments include, in particular: In the international sector, important...more

1/15/2015 - Automotive Industry Cartels DOJ EU Hart-Scott-Rodino Act

Top Legal Issues Facing Automotive Suppliers in 2015

Foley’s Automotive Industry Team has prepared this overview of the major trends we see affecting automotive suppliers this year. While not all legal risk can be anticipated, companies that are aware of litigation,...more

1/12/2015 - ADA Antitrust Provisions Auto Manufacturers Auto Parts Automobile Recall Automotive Industry DOJ Employer Liability Issues Export Controls FCPA Manufacturers NHTSA NLRB Suppliers V2V

Commission Tightens Rules of Exemption Under the EU De Minimis Safe Harbor

On June 25, 2014, the European Commission (Commission) adopted revised rules on agreements of minor importance which do not appreciably restrict competition (the so-called “De Minimis Notice”) and providing a safe harbor from...more

8/7/2014 - De Minimus Quantity Exemption EU European Commission Safe Harbors TFEU

Auto Parts Investigations Require Effective Antitrust Compliance Programs to Limit the On-going Risk

Steady as clockwork, auto parts investigations around the globe are continuing. These investigations have exposed wide-ranging price fixing conspiracies. Prosecutors rely on well-organized global enforcement cooperation,...more

6/30/2014 - Antitrust Conspiracies Antitrust Investigations Auto Manufacturers Auto Parts Automotive Industry Cartels Price-Fixing

EU Commission Announces New European Technology Licensing Rules

The European Union adopted on March 21, 2014, revised competition rules for the transfer of technology covering certain categories of agreements for licensing of patents, know-how and software copyrights. The EU reaffirmed...more

3/26/2014 - EU European Commission Licensing Rules Technology

Top Legal Issues Facing Suppliers in 2014: Antitrust

High on the Foley & Lardner LLP priority list of top antitrust issues facing automotive suppliers for 2014 was the broad and aggressive criminal antitrust investigation of the auto parts industry by the U.S. Department of...more

2/28/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Employer Liability Issues Multinationals Suppliers

Top Legal Issues Facing Suppliers in 2014

We know that you have been considering what business and commercial issues you will face in 2014 (and perhaps beyond) as an Automotive Supplier. But, have you been considering what legal issues you are likely to face? Do you...more

2/18/2014 - Automotive Industry Compliance Data Protection FCPA NHTSA Suppliers Supply Chain Trucking Industry

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