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DOJ and FTC Allow Collaborative Action Between Competitors In the Age of COVID-19

On April 23, 2020 by Schnader in Antitrust

Carl J. Schaerf, Chair of Schnader’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group, published a client alert, “DOJ and FTC Allow Collaborative Action Between Competitors In the Age of COVID-19.”

The alert states in part:

“Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Justice (‘DOJ’) and Federal Trade Commission (‘FTC’) have announced an expedited 7-day review process for proposed collaborations allowing competitors to work together on solutions to the coronavirus crisis. The first business review letter, addressed to collaboration in the production of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (‘PPE’), was issued on April 4, 2020, and is instructive as to how our national antitrust enforcers intend to assess proposed collaborative action designed to meet the current public health and economic emergency.”

Click here to read the full client alert.

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