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Ex-DOJ Official: Expect More Numerous and Comprehensive Second Requests

Global Competition Review

14 Jul 2021

Alex Okuliar was featured in Global Competition Review’s coverage of the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law panel during which he said he expects the U.S. antitrust agencies to issue broader information requests in their investigations as the Biden administration shifts the objectives of U.S. antitrust enforcement.

Such requests may also be broader “and touch on different types of issues,” such as novel theories of harm that the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission may want to investigate, Alex said. He added that he anticipates civil investigative demands and subpoenas issued to third parties will also be more comprehensive.

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