FTC Announces Technology Task Force with Broad Investigative and Enforcement Powers

On February 26, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the formation of the Technology Task Force, which will target any anticompetitive conduct in the technology sector. In particular, the task force will be focused on reviewing new mergers as well as reevaluating already completed mergers of any size. For consummated mergers, the task force has the authority to reconsider prior decisions and seek the full set of remedies (including divestiture) that would have been available during the initial review of the transaction in question.

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Mayer Brown’s partners Mark W. Ryan, Adam L. Hughes, Stephen M. Medlock and associate Sasha Keck highlights areas of interest in this Legal Update.

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