Antitrust-Related Considerations Collaborations With Competitors Companies seeking to collaborate with competitors in response to the COVID-19 crisis must keep in mind, as the Department of Justice has recently cautioned, that the antitrust laws remain in effect, and agreements among competitors that set commercial terms may be illegal. Nevertheless, companies may collaborate in order to promote important public and commercial interests under certain circumstances. For example, information sharing and collaborations between companies to improve virus response, minimize supply chain disruption, or promote health and safety benefit the public and are thus unlikely to violate the antitrust laws, provided the companies continue to otherwise compete and do not also agree to set commercial

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