• FTC Lowers Thresholds for HSR Filings and Interlocking Directorates
  • March 9, 2010
  • Law Firm: Alston & Bird LLP - Atlanta Office
  • On January 19, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a three-percent reduction in the jurisdictional thresholds for pre-merger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”) and for interlocking directorate calculations under Section 8 of the Clayton Act. Since 2005, the HSR Act thresholds have been indexed annually by the FTC to reflect changes in U.S. gross national product. This is the first year since annual indexing was implemented that the thresholds were reduced from the previous year’s thresholds.