Prospects Improve for Enactment of the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2019

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By Mark L. Krotoski & Bernard W. Archbold (Morgan Lewis)1

 

 

On October 17, 2019, the U.S. Senate (“Senate”) unanimously passed the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2019.2 This is the fourth time since 2013 that the Senate has unanimously passed whistleblower protections for reporting criminal antitrust violations. The legislation is now pending in the U.S. House of Representatives (“House”) and may be considered in the near future.

The legislation, if enacted, would create a new avenue to report criminal cartel activity and would codify civil whistleblower protecti

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