Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 06, 2022
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Overview:

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released the annual adjustments to the transaction thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act), which increased the minimum dollar threshold for premerger reporting. To realign with the changes in the gross national product, the new minimum transaction threshold has now increased to $101 million. The FTC and the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division also continue their commitment to streamline and strengthen antitrust enforcement by revising the merger guidelines.

To avoid a hefty amount of civil penalties, parties involved in mergers and acquisitions must be well-versed in the latest regulatory developments and proactively review their reporting obligations to ensure compliance.

In this CLE Webcast, antitrust practitioners Thomas Dyer (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP) and Nathan Garg (Winston & Strawn LLP) will provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion of the latest developments in HSR threshold adjustments, reportability, and enforcement trends. The distinguished speakers will also share practical strategies for mitigating antitrust risks.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • The Revised HSR Thresholds
  • HSR Increased Threshold: What It Means to the Business
  • Key Enforcement Initiatives
  • Best Compliance Strategies
  • Regulatory Outlook

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of antitrust laws

 

Course Code:

1410209

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice

 

Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Thomas Dyer, Associate
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Thomas Dyer is an associate in the Denver office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Antitrust & Competition Practice. His practice also focuses on Corporate Transactions and Litigation, and Securities Litigation. Thomas represents public and private companies in a wide array of matters, including civil litigation, compliance, transactional and document drafting, and other corporate work. Thomas worked for Lewis Brisbois as a clerk during his final year of law school before joining the firm as an associate.

A. Nathan Garg, Associate
Winston & Strawn LLP

Nathan is a litigation associate, with an emphasis on antitrust matters, in Winston and Strawn’s Washington, D.C. office. In addition to his litigation practice, Nathan maintains an active antitrust merger review practice where he assists clients in investigations of mergers and acquisitions before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice. Nathan’s experience in merger review includes preparation of Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) filings, analyzing where foreign competition filings may be required, analyzing the reportability of transactions under the HSR Act, and responding to government inquiries and Second Requests to obtain pre-merger approval.

Agenda:

Segment 1

A. Nathan GargAssociate

Winston & Strawn LLP

 

Segment 2

Thomas DyerAssociate

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

 

Speakers' Talking Points:

  • 2022 annual adjustment to HSR reportability and fee thresholds
  • Use of prior approval provisions in divestiture agreements
  • Continued suspension of grants of early termination
  • Status of PNO “informal interpretations”
  • “Warning letters” of ongoing investigation
  • Competitive concerns in SPAC transactions

 

Date & Time:

Thursday, October 06, 2022

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Antitrust Lawyers
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • General Counsel
  • Top Level Management

SPEAKERS

Thomas DyerAssociate
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
A. Nathan GargAssociate
Winston & Strawn LLP

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