Is Obama the New Trust-Buster? By John M. Landry and Helen C. Eckert


The U.S. Department of Justice recently launched an antitrust investigation into the recruiting and hiring practices of high-tech firms in Silicon Valley. Although official details of the investigation have yet to be disclosed, the Justice Department is apparently looking into whether firms agreed to refrain from recruiting each other’s top talent. If this is accurate, the investigation is another indication of the new administration’s stated intention to more aggressively enforce the antitrust laws, particularly against high-tech firms.

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