An important part of any business' corporate strategy can be expansion. By growing their operations, customers and facilities, businesses can significantly increase their profits. However, many mergers are more complex than they initially seem -- particularly if these mergers run up against New Jersey or federal laws, rules and regulations. When governmental agencies need to get involved, it becomes even more important to have experienced help to complete the deal.
What would it take to win an antitrust lawsuit against the world's largest search engine? A highly successful prosecutor is a good first step for the Federal Trade Commission, which has launched an investigation into Google's business practices. The agency has hired an attorney who is best known for winning a death sentence against Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. Although there's no guarantee the investigation will result in a trial, the hiring of the former Department of Justice prosecutor is a strong sign the FTC is considering commercial litigation against the Internet giant.
A possible $29.1 billion merger that would create the largest pharmacy-benefits manager in the U.S. could be delayed if five states opposing it decide to go forward with a lawsuit.