Lessons from AT&T/Time Warner

By Dennis W. Carlton, Mark A. Israel & Allan L. Shampine

AT&T/Time Warner is the U.S. Department of Justice’s first vertical merger challenge in decades. The merging parties hired us initially to provide economic analyses of the antitrust issues raised by the merger and ultimately to assist with and testify in the litigation. There are three keys lessons that we draw from the outcome of the litigation for future antitrust practice.