Antitrust enforcers at the Department of Justice collected a whopping $1 billion in criminal fines in fiscal year 2009, an increase of 48 percent over 2008.

But don’t just chalk it up to the Obama administration’s get-tough stance on antitrust. According to an analysis released this week by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, the majority of the fines came in the first half of the fiscal year — well before antitrust chief Christine Varney was confirmed in April 2009.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]