The US DoJ Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim confirms the opening of two dozen active grand jury investigations into potential criminal antitrust law violations

Clients that do business with the federal government should take note: despite the pandemic and the upcoming election, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) continues to prioritize its focus on punishing fraudulent and anticompetitive conduct by government contractors, carrying out dozens of active investigations and making use of dedicated resources across multiple divisions. Last month, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim confirmed the DOJ Antitrust Division’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force (“Strike Force”) has opened almost two dozen active grand jury investigations into potential criminal antitrust law violations. The Strike Force was formed in the fall of last year in an effort to detect big rigging and other

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  • Baker Botts (Washington)
  • Baker Botts (Washington)
  • Baker Botts (Washington)
  • Baker Botts (Washington)
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Alex Bourelly, Heather Souder Choi, Joseph Ostoyich, Natalia Sorgente, Caroline Jones, The US DoJ Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim confirms the opening of two dozen active grand jury investigations into potential criminal antitrust law violations, 16 September 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 97225

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