House Republicans and Democrats raised concerns about how the proposed $39 billion merger between AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA may affect consumers and the companies’ employees.
The Justice Department Antitrust Division currently is reviewing the proposed $39 billion merger for antitrust pitfalls.
The former Justice Department lawyer led the Antitrust Division Networks and Technology Enforcement Section.
Will the deal result in the return of “Ma Bell”?
“I expect the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission to conduct an exhaustive and careful analysis of this acquisition and its impact on competition,” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said in his opening statement.
A 5-to-4 ruling in favor of AT&T Mobility is seen as a victory for big corporations.
In perhaps the most notable addition to its docket, the Supreme Court will review a decision certifying the largest plaintiff class in history, write former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh, David Fine and John Longstreth of K&L Gates LLP.
The trade group formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America suggested the SEC broaden the scope of what is covered under the current proposal.
AT&T’s general counsel proposed to expand the universe of employees who could be considered culpable in a securities investigation – and thereby excluded from receiving a whistleblower bounty.
Attorney General Eric Holder gave awards to more than 300 individuals at the DOJ’s annual awards ceremony.
One of the five line attorneys in the Fraud Section who handles Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases is now on detail to the FBI director’s office.
The FBI has opened an investigation into the potential security threat of the Apple iPad. At least one Justice Department staffer’s information was exposed.
The nominee for the Middle District of Pennsylvania previously worked at the Justice Department and EPA as well as for the state of Pennsylvania.
In a repeat of the fireworks from a February panel, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) used his time with the Attorney General to discuss his concerns about the pending merger.
A group of businesses and advocacy organizations, along with several former Justice Department lawyers, are pushing for an update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday held the third of four Capitol Hill hearings on the proposed merger between Comcast Corp. and NBC Universal.
The Justice Department awarded a $12 million contract to AT&T Government Solutions for a system that keeps victims informed of court cases involving them.
The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division is looking at whether large carriers, such as AT&T and Verizon, are unfairly pushing smaller companies to the margins by entering into exclusive agreements with phone manufacturers.
Sharis Arnold Pozen from Hogan & Hartson is Chief of Staff; Molly S. Boast is Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Matters; Carl Shapiro is Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis; Philip J. Weiser is Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International, Policy and Appellate Matters; and Gene Kimmelman is Chief Counsel for Competition Policy and Intergovernmental Relations.
BEST FCPA LAWYERS PRACTICE GROUP OF THE YEAR. Main Justice held an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., to honor top firms in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act arena. This video shows announcement of the finalists and winner in the Practice Group of the Year category.
"Although Burke denied to congressional investigators that he had any retaliatory motive for his actions, we found substantial evidence to the contrary." -- OIG report faulting former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke for giving a Fox News producer a memorandum about Fast and Furious case.