Tag Archives: ACPERA

Congress Misses Opportunity to Bolster Flagging Cartel Enforcement through Whistleblowers

Congress recently took two steps towards incentivizing private participation in federal cartel enforcement:  the permanent adoption of ACPERA, and enactment of the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act.  While now companies may have permanent incentives to self-report cartel activity, and whistleblowing employees may be better protected from employer retaliation, no surge in individual cartel reporting should be … Continue Reading

Amnesty and Its Punishments: ACPERA and the Future of U.S. Antitrust Cartel Enforcement

There is a tension at the heart of modern U.S. cartel enforcement. On one hand is the engine that has been driving most criminal and civil cartel enforcement since the mid-1990s — the Department of Justice’s corporate leniency or “amnesty” program. The modern leniency program offers a relatively simple bargain to the first intrepid cartelist … Continue Reading
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