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Sharis Pozen reviews DOJ Antitrust Division’s achievements in Brookings Institution speech

 |  April 23, 2012

Sharis Pozen, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, gave a speech at the Brookings Institution where she offered an “insider’s view” of the division’s activities since 2009. Pozen organized the DOJ’s successes into three themes:

First, the division is prepared to litigate and win. Second, we are focused on and have prioritized enforcement and advocacy work in areas that have the greatest impact on consumers. Third, we recognize that our actions are watched—both domestically and internationally—and we have acted to ensure our message is effective and our efforts are collaborative.

Pozen highlighted the DOJ’s challenge to Ticketmaster’s acquisition of Live Nation; the lawsuit brought against Visa, MasterCard and American Express for their merchant rules; the Comcast/NBC-Universal settlement, and; the most recent suit pending against Apple and other major eBook publishers. The DOJ’s investigations into consumer protection actions were also reviewed; Pozen indicated that the Division was concerned with “sectors critical to American consumers and to the country’s economic recovery.”

Full content: DOJ Press Release

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