Competition Policy, Corporate Concentration & Freedom of Thought: Approaching the Draft Merger Guidelines

Freedom of Thought Project

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The Department of Justice has just released new Draft Merger Guidelines. What are the implications - not just for how the Draft Guidelines might affect economic questions, but also for freedom of thought and the rule of law?  In this afternoon session, Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Doha Mekki will discuss these issues, the development of the Draft Guidelines and what comes next.


  • Hon. Jonathan S. Kanter, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Doha Mekki, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Prof. Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Moderator: James M. Burnham, President, Vallecito Capital, LLC


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