Vertical Antitrust – Deals, Platforms, and Other Foreclosure Based Theories



Date & Time

Start Date: 09/14/2021
Start Time: 1:00 p.m.
End Time: 2:00 p.m.



David Reichenberg, Kellie Kemp, Senior Antitrust Counsel at Uber; Jennifer McAlpin, AGC of Public Policy at Verizon; and Mikhail Vanyo, Chief Antitrust Counsel at Marsh McLennan, will be presenting a webinar for the GCR and Lexology.

Many antitrust matters currently being investigated or litigated have a vertical aspect to them, in which the parties are alleged to be at different levels in the distribution chain. Such dealings can often be associated with procompetitive efficiencies, but the agencies or private parties may still assert that the accused conduct results in harm to competition. Such theories have been asserted in vertical mergers such as Illumina-Grail, platform cases involving Big Tech, or agreements that allegedly foreclose a substantial portion of a relevant market to competitors. Most recently, President Biden’s executive order suggested that both the horizontal and vertical merger guidelines should be re-assessed and identified industries in which the administration believes antitrust enforcement is needed. Several proposed pieces of legislation (federal and state) seek to amend the burden companies need to meet to illustrate that a deal or practice is procompetitive. Join us for this webinar, and we will review the current state of play and suggest efficient ways for your company to prepare for an active antitrust era.


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David Reichenberg

Co-Chair, Antitrust

(212) 883-4956

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