Department of Justice Civil Investigative Demands and Hidden Risks* The United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division recently announced changes to its Civil Investigative Demand (CID) forms and deposition process. While these changes are cosmetic—the Antitrust Division acknowledges that the changes “are consistent with long-standing division policies”—they serve as a good reminder of risks that always exist when communicating with the government. Background on Civil Investigative Demands CIDs are one tool the Antitrust Division uses to conduct investigations into potentially anticompetitive conduct. The Antitrust Division is authorized to issue a CID to any person or entity that may have documents or information “relevant to a civil antitrust investigation.” 15 U.S. Code §
The US DoJ announces changes to its civil investigative demand forms and deposition process
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