handshake business meetingInformation about an expedited procedure for obtaining guidance about the permissibility of certain collaborations between competitors, which have the effect of protecting Americans’ health and safety, was set forth in a joint statement issued March 24, 2020, by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (the Statement). The Statement makes clear that such procompetitive collaborations are permissible.

Barry Pupkin, a senior partner in our Competition-Antitrust Practice in Washington, takes a closer look at the guidance in a recent client alert.