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Litigation Attorneys Discuss United States v. AU Optronics in Compliance Week and Global Competition Review

Litigation attorneys were featured in Compliance Week and Global Competition Review articles about the antitrust cartel case, United States v. AU Optronics

Washington, D.C.-based antitrust co-chair Mark Popofsky was quoted in the May edition of Compliance Week in an article that focused on the Justice Department’s serving grand jury subpoenas on U.S. law firms and the Department’s upcoming trial of AU Optronics in the LCD-TFT cartel. Popofsky explained the significance of AU Optronics’s decision to take the Antitrust Division to trial – no corporate defendant in an international cartel case had done so for a decade.  He also outlined how the Antitrust Division’s amnesty program generates tremendous incentives for targets of cartel probes to cooperate with the Department rather than fight, as has AU Optronics.

"Over the last decade this policy has led companies to fall like dominoes, because many believe the evidence from cooperating parties is so strong against them that there is no point in going to trial,” Popofsky told Compliance Week.

Popofsky, with Washington, D.C.-based litigation associate Anthony Biagioli, also authored an article in the May issue of Global Competition Review, describing the Antitrust Division’s notable opposition to international travel of executives indicted for price fixing in United States v. AU Optronics.  

To read the full Global Competition Review article, please click here.

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