No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
A coronavirus pandemic (or even the threat of such a pandemic) could easily make it more difficult for parties to perform their obligations under many types of contracts—especially contracts requiring travel or involving the delivery of goods and services. In the event that one of the parties to a contract can’t perform as a result of an actual or potential coronavirus outbreak, would the doctrine of force majeure allow them to suspend their performance or terminate the contract?
Co-founder, The Konkurrenz Group
U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division
Allen Grunes concentrates on antitrust issues, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. He represents clients in federal court, before the federal and state antitrust agencies, the Federal Communications Commission and Congress and also provides counsel on civil non-merger matters. He has extensive experience in a range of industries, including media and entertainment, telecommunications and the high-tech sector.
Before returning to Brownstein, Allen co-founded The Konkurrenz Group where he advised small businesses, Fortune 500 firms, consumer advocacy groups and labor organizations on issues of competition law and policy.
Allen’s prior experience also includes more than a decade at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, where he led many merger and civil non-merger investigations in radio, television, newspapers, motion pictures and other industries. He was part of the litigation team in a number of important cases brought by the United States, including United States v. Alex. Brown & Sons (NASDAQ Market Makers) and United States v. National Association of Realtors.
Allen writes and speaks frequently on antitrust topics. He also provided analysis for media, including Bloomberg, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, Communications Daily, the Associated Press and Law360.
Vertical Mergers Receive Increased Attention from Federal and State Antitrust AuthoritiesBrownstein Client Alert, March 16, 2020
FTC Announces Increased HSR Thresholds for 2020Brownstein Client Alert, January 29, 2020
Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers, 2019
Immediate Past President, Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Advisory Board, American Antitrust Institute
Advisory Board, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
American Bar Association, Antitrust Section