United States: Cartels

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Though criminal antitrust enforcement in the United States remains depressed, the past year has seen an uptick in total fines imposed, a number of new case filings and several notable policy developments. The policy developments, and related comments by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division (the Division) officials, suggest efforts by the Division to reinvigorate its enforcement programme and serve as a reminder to companies not to be complacent about the risks of antitrust compliance failure.