• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Antitrust Division
Antitrust division
■ Introduction

The Antitrust Division, a unit within the Justice Department, is headed by the assistant attorney general for antitrust, who is responsible for investigating and prosecuting cases under federal antitrust laws.

Many actions that restrain and monopolize trade or reduce competition are violations of antitrust laws. Enforcement activities of the division include investigating possible antitrust violations by the civil investigative process and by conducting grand jury proceedings, preparing and prosecuting antitrust cases, prosecuting appeals, and negotiating and enforcing final judgments. Two major areas of enforcement activity are (1) investigation, detection, and criminal prosecution ...

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