Patrick R. Bock, Partner,  Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Marin Boney, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

J. Mark Gidley, Chair, Global Antitrust/Competition practice, White & Case LLP

Rapid-fire process changes, policy reversals, and aggressive posturing have thus far characterized the Biden Administration’s merger-enforcement plans. These developments and the increasingly hostile antitrust-policy environment have businesses and their outside counsel concerned. Three experienced merger specialists will consider whether fears of a chilling effect on pro-consumer mergers are warranted and discuss the challenges FTC and DOJ face in carrying out their ambitious agendas.