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DOJ & FTC To Hold Joint Spring Enforcers Summit

 |  March 10, 2022

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will cohost a Spring Enforcers Summit on April 4. Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter and FTC Chair Lina M. Khan, as well as senior staff from both agencies, will facilitate discussions on modernizing merger guidelines and interagency collaboration.

The summit will be held in a hybrid format, with international enforcers and state Attorneys General participating both in-person and virtually.

Throughout the day, the agencies will livestream several panel discussions and interviews to the public. The Enforcers Summit agenda and viewing instructions are available at here.

“This summit provides a great opportunity for enforcers across the country and world to gather together and learn from each other,” said Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. “Hearing from our international and state counterparts will help us to ensure that our enforcement practices and guidelines reflect modern market realities.”

“Mounting evidence of high concentration across markets and a variety of consequent harms have prompted a broad reassessment of our antitrust enforcement tools and frameworks,” said FTC Chair Lina M. Khan. “As we seek to update our approach to match economic realities, learning from and collaborating with our state and international enforcement partners will best equip us to tackle challenges and chart the right path ahead.”

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