Covington & Burling (Washington)

Ross A. Demain

Covington & Burling (Washington)
Lawyer (Associate)

Ross Demain represents clients in complex commercial and antitrust disputes across many industries, before a variety of courts and other decisionmakers. He defends class action and other antitrust litigation matters, represents clients in civil and criminal investigations before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state antitrust enforcers, and advises clients on a variety of competition issues, including mergers and acquisitions, trade association activities, regulatory compliance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and responding to Second Requests.

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Jim O’Connell, James R. Dean, Ross A. Demain, Kristin Shaffer The US FTC and DoJ announce the suspension of the discretionary practice of granting early termination of the waiting period to filings made under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act

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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced on February 4, 2021, that it is temporarily suspending the discretionary practice of granting “early termination” of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) Act waiting period, with support from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”). The (...)

James R. Dean, Ross A. Demain, James J. O’Connell, Kristin Shaffer The US FTC publishes revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino as well as for the Section 8 of the Clayton Act

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Today, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) Act, which will take effect on March 4, 2021. Earlier, the FTC also announced new thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act, which governs interlocking directorates. Each of these thresholds (...)

Steven Fagell, Thomas Barnett, Anne Y. Lee, Phillip H. Warren, Derek Ludwin, Ross A. Demain The US DoJ remains committed to prosecuting collusion in labor markets to reduce employee wages (Neeraj Jindal)

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On December 10th, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice announced its first criminal indictment targeting an alleged conspiracy to reduce employee wages. The DOJ charged the former owner of a therapist staffing company with conspiring to reduce pay rates for healthcare worker (...)

Michael Pierce, Mike Wagner, Robert Chen, Ross A. Demain The US DoJ announces measures to further its pursuit of antitrust and related crimes in government procurement and program funding

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Just over a year after launching the Procurement Collusion Strike Force (“PCSF”), the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) announced new measures to further its pursuit of antitrust and related crimes in government procurement, grant, and program funding. These changes expand the (...)

James R. Dean, Ross A. Demain, James J. O’Connell, Kristin Shaffer The US DoJ and FTC propose to renew their HSR rules to create new exemption for minority acquisitions and increase filing obligations for certain entities

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Agencies Also Seek Public Comments that Could Lead to Additional Changes to the HSR Rules The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) (the “Agencies”) announced proposed changes to the premerger notification rules (“Rules”) promulgated under (...)

Thomas Barnett, Deborah A. Garza, John D. Graubert, James R. Dean, James J. O’Connell, Ross A. Demain The US DoJ imposes a $11 million fine for merger notification violation on an investment company (ValueAct)

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Yesterday, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it has settled its lawsuit against ValueAct Capital Management L.P. (“ValueAct”) for violating the Hart- Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”). The settlement is noteworthy for two (...)

James R. Dean, James J. O’Connell, Ross A. Demain The US FTC revises the threshold for determining if a transaction needs to be notified to federal antitrust authorities under the HSR Act

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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced its annual revisions to the monetary thresholds that determine whether a transaction must be notified to the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (“HSR Act”). The (...)

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