Makan Delrahim, head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division, said the DOJ’s legal defeat in its long quest to block AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner was disappointing but did bear some fruit on appeal, reported Deadline.
“You learn more from losing than from winning,” Delrahim said in a speech at a Washington conference put on by America’s Communications Association, formerly known as the American Cable Association. “There are many lessons to be learned from the US v AT&T. ” Delrahim’s remarks were taken from an audio recording of the event made available by conference organizers.
The ACA conference was a welcoming place for Delrahim to offer some of his most extensive public reflections on the case since the appellate ruling. The association wrote an amicus brief supporting the DOJ and one of its members appeared as a government witness at trial.
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