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Competition Corner

Winston & Strawn’s Competition Corner features insights on recent legal developments in the antitrust arena as well as user-friendly guidance and practical tips for compliance.

Banks Beware: DOJ to Double Down on Antitrust Enforcement in The Financial Services Sector 10/20/20

In recent remarks at the University of Michigan Law School, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Michael Murray announced that the Department of Justice is ramping up its focus on antitrust enforcement in the financial services sector.

Episode 9: How Antitrust Issues Play Out in Sports 10/13/20

What do sports fans and athletes need to know about the Sherman Antitrust Act? In this episode of Winston & Strawn’s Competition Corner Podcast, Attorneys Molly Donovan and David Greenspan talk about the role antitrust law has played in professional and college sports and discuss the landmark antitrust-sports cases that have shaped the industry.

Congress Issues Antitrust Report on Large Tech Platforms 10/07/20

On October 6, 2020, the Democratic Majority of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law released a report following their investigation into large technology platforms including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.

NY Attorney General Suffers First Major Defeat in COVID-19 Price Gouging Case 10/01/20

New York Attorney General Letitia James has made the prosecution of price gouging offenses a top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the AG’s Office hit its first major roadblock on September 23 when the New York Supreme Court dismissed its case against a wholesaler that was accused of doubling the price for Lysol Disinfectant Spray during the pandemic. The court’s decision, which is the first to apply New York’s price gouging laws in the context of COVID-19, may shed light on some of the obstacles that the AG will face as other pandemic-related price gouging cases move forward.