Judy Gechman

Judy Gechman

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Past as Prologue: Rebirth of the Merger Trial and the Bazaarvoice Case

For many years after its implementation, the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 seemed to sound the death knell of post-consummation merger trials. By establishing a file-and-wait system rather than the old...more

1/21/2014 - Anticompetitive Agreements Antitrust Conspiracies Bazaarvoice Inc Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Mergers The Clayton Act

Thresholds Do Matter – Choosing too Low a Threshold in an Ordinary Course of Business Provision Can Up Your Risk of “Gun Jumping”

Soon after someone settles “gun jumping” charges, client alerts with informative titles like “DOJ Settlement Resolves ‘Gun Jumping’ Charges” start flying around. These “alerts” usually recite facts alleged in the complaint,...more

1/15/2014 - DOJ Merger Agreements Settlement Threshhold Requirements

Buyer Beware: Increase in HSR Thresholds Does Not Mean Your Non-Reportable Transaction is Safe

The purpose of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (“HSR Act”) Act is to preserve the agencies’ ability to investigate competitive consequences of a transaction before closing, provide an opportunity to obtain an effective remedy, and...more

2/5/2013 - Buyer Beware Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Non-Reportable Transactions Size of Persons Test Size of Transaction Test Threshhold Requirements

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