Davis Polk Dialogues: The New “Populist” Movement in Antitrust and Its Potential Impact on Deals
A Davis Polk Podcast Series on the FTC 2018-2019 Hearings

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Davis Polk partner and former FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz is joined by Louis Goldberg, the co-head of Davis Polk’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group, and Arthur Burke, a litigation partner at the firm with extensive antitrust experience, to discuss the emerging “populist antitrust” movement. This new approach would put a significantly increased burden on merging parties and allegedly dominant firms, and has begun to gain support from prominent figures on both the left and the right. Our panel explores how a new antitrust standard might affect M&A, including:

  • increased uncertainty for buyers and sellers
  • potential changes in deal terms 
  • a possible impact on funding and cash-out options for startups




Join Davis Polk as we follow the highly anticipated FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.

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