The Changing Landscape of State AG Antitrust Enforcement

Regulatory Oversight Podcast


In this episode of Regulatory Oversight, Ashley Taylor is joined by his colleague Drew Mann to discuss the recent increase in antitrust actions by state attorneys general (AGs) and the potential impact of the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act on these enforcement activities.

Drawing from his experience at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Drew provides a deep dive into the cooperation among state AGs and the FTC in investigations and litigations. He touches on the role of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Multistate Antitrust Task Force, the Kroger/Albertsons merger case, and the interplay between private counsel and state AGs in antitrust cases.

Ashley and Drew also discuss the purpose of the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act and its potential impact on state AG antitrust enforcement. Drew also talks about the coordination among the FTC, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, and state AGs, including in labor markets.

Drew closes out the podcast with his thoughts on the initiatives that might emerge from the NAAG Multistate Antitrust Task Force in 2024 and 2025.


Ashley L. Taylor, Jr. Partner Email 804.697.1286
Drew Mann Email
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