November 2017

Have an HSR question? Help us answer you quickly

The staff of the Premerger Notification Office processes, reviews, and answers inquiries related to around two thousand transactions, involving roughly 4,000 HSR filings, each year. The number one priority of the PNO is to process incoming HSR filings in a timely fashion so Bureau of Competition and Antitrust Division litigation staff can review filings of interest and we can clear non-problematic transactions for closing as quickly as possible.

DOJ’s Premerger and Division Statistics Unit is moving!

On Monday, November 27, 2017, the Premerger and Division Statistics Unit of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice is relocating to the Liberty Square Building at 450 Fifth Street, N.W.

As of November 27, 2017, all mail and overnight deliveries related to HSR filings should be addressed to:

Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
Premerger and Division Statistics Unit
450 Fifth Street, N.W.
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20530-0001

What do we know about the effects of occupational licensing?

If you’re a competition policy wonk (a title we both wear proudly), we probably don’t need to convince you to stop by or tune in to the FTC’s upcoming November 7 roundtable discussion to explore ongoing research about the effects of occupational licensing on competition, consumers, and the workforce. For the rest of you…please read on, and give us a chance to try.