Stucke discusses Obama administration’s merger crackdown with Bloomberg BNA

Maurice Stucke, a UT Law professor and former trial attorney with the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division, recently discussed numerous competition problems highlighted in a recent White House report with Bloomberg BNA, as well as the president’s “mixed” record on antitrust enforcement.
June 9, 2016 3:17 pm

Maurice StuckeStucke, Maurice, a UT Law professor and former trial attorney with the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division, recently discussed numerous competition problems highlighted in a recent White House report with Bloomberg BNA, as well as the president’s “mixed” record on antitrust enforcement.

In comments to the website, Stucke said that “the competition problems highlighted in the White House report are not surprising; they are the effects of lax antitrust enforcement over many years, including under the Obama administration.”

“Enforcement of Section 2 of the Sherman Act, which prohibits monopolization, has been particularly weak,” said Stucke. “There haven’t been any significant Section 2 cases since the Clinton administration, when DOJ took on technology giant Microsoft Corp.”

View additional comments by Stucke in the full article at Bloomberg BNA.