U.S. DOJ Gives Important New Guidance for Antitrust Leniency

Partner Steven Williams and Gayatri Raghunandan of the Joseph Saveri Law Firm have co-authored “U.S. DOJ Gives Important New Guidance for Antitrust Leniency,” which was published in the April 14, 2014, California Daily Journal.

Steve and Gayatri’s analysis covered:

  • an overview of the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act (ACPERA)
  • April 4, 2014, changes to the Antitrust Division’s Leniency Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and how they provide enhanced guidance on what leniency applicants must do to satisfy the ACPERA requirements to restitute victims
  • how the FAQs address the “best efforts” to pay restitution
  • the needs for applicants to pay full restitution before being able to obtain a final leniency letter
  • how the updated FAQs define a leniency applicant’s “satisfactory cooperation”

This is the second time Steve and Gayatri have collaborated on legal analysis. They previously co-authored “9th Circuit Considers “Qualcomm”: Will “Fake Facts” Overcome Legitimate State Interests?” for The Recorder, which discussed Stromberg v. Qualcomm, argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in December, 2019.

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