Joseph G. Krauss

Hogan Lovells (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Joseph Krauss’ practice is devoted entirely to the area of antitrust and economic regulation, with a particular emphasis on merger and acquisition counseling and litigation in all industries, and before federal, state, and foreign antitrust authorities. Joe has counseled clients in numerous matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution issues, standard-setting, Sherman Act, and Hart-Scott-Rodino Act compliance. He has represented clients from a number of industries, including automotive, banking, defense, electric utility, manufacturing, health, natural resources, oil and gas, e-commerce, computer hardware and software, and telecommunications, before both the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in merger investigations, civil nonmerger investigations, and in compliance matters before the agencies. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Joe served 11 years at the FTC, serving in a variety of capacities, including Assistant Director of the Premerger Notification Office in the Bureau of Competition and Acting Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director of the Mergers II Division in the Bureau of Competition. His career at the commission included serving two commissioners as an attorney advisor counseling on matters of antitrust policy and enforcement. Joe has spoken numerous times on merger enforcement and antitrust policy, including remarks at international competition conferences in Bonn, Germany; Capetown, South Africa; Bogotá, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Moscow. In addition, he has assisted competition agencies around the world in their development and enforcement of antitrust law and policy, and has met with numerous representatives of competition bureaus throughout the world to advise and discuss issues of antitrust enforcement and policy. Joe is a nongovernmental advisor to the Mergers Working Group of the International Competition Network (ICN). Joe has served as a Trustee at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to oversee the $810 million divestiture of a steel mill pursuant to a final judgment and consent order. He also recently led a team appointed by the ABA Antitrust Section to analyze and comment on the proposed revisions to the Horizontal Merger Guidelines and was the principal author of the comments submitted and testified at workshops conducted by the DOJ and the FTC to determine whether revisions to the Guidelines were necessary.

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Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz (New York)


244 Bulletin

Ilene Gotts, Joseph G. Krauss The US FTC imposes a host of conduct remedies, regulating business operations and reporting obligations, to prevent the exclusion of other competitors resulting from a vertical merger in the internet and cable industries (AOL / Time Warner)


AFTER THE PUBLICATION OF OUR article, Antitrust Review of New Economy Acquisitions, in the Fall 2000 issue of this magazine, the federal antitrust authorities continued to leave their mark on the developing new economy. Two subsequent consent decrees—AOL-Time Warner and WorldCom-Intermedia— (...)


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