Continuing Legal Education: The Latest Trends in Competition and Consolidation: Antitrust and M&A

Jul 21, 2011Jul 22, 2011
Senate Capitol Visitors Center, Room 208

Event Speakers

J. W. Verret

Senior Affiliated Scholar

Event Video

In law school, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and antitrust are taught as separate courses. But in the real world, the interaction between these areas of law has a critical impact on how business decisions are made. This CLE course focuses on:

What to know about the application of antitrust law to horizontal mergers, how merger analysis has changed over time, and where it is headed;

  • Current legal and procedural trends that impact M&A; and
  • What policy makers should keep in mind when considering legislation or regulation dealing with corporate merger activity.

 Lecture I Professor Joshua D. Wright, George Mason University School of Law, addresses the evolution of merger analysis, new horizontal merger guidelines, and what constitutes modern merger analysis for antitrust practitioners. 

 Lecture II Professor J.W. Verret, George Mason University School of Law, explores the basics of state and federal procedures for merger approval, developments concerning negotiated merger arrangements, and current topics in international M&A. 

This couse is offered exclusively and at no cost to attorneys and counsels employed by Congress, federal government agencies and the Library of Congress. Food provided. Please RSVP on the right panel.

 Please contact Jon Barrett at or 703-993-7729 if you have questions or need assistance with CLE credit.

CLE Credit Information

This course has been approved for a maximum of two (2) general CLE credits by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission and the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.

Attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions may apply for credit subject to the rules of their states. The Mercatus Center provides attendees with a Uniform Certificate of Attendance to assist with this process. In addition, some states, such as New Jersey and New York, allow for CLE credit reciprocity based on CLE approval issued by jurisdictions to which the Mercatus Center has applied. 

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