Katherine B Forrest's career began in the early 1990s at
Cravath Swaine & Moore. By 1998 she was a partner, and by
2010 she was leaving the firm to join the Department of
Justice's antitrust division. In 2011 she was nominated by
then-president Barack Obama to fill a seat on the District
Court for the Southern District of New York.
She stepped down
last year, and is now back at her old stomping ground
How has antitrust law evolved in
the past 20 years?
There are two areas of the law in which we have seen an
increase in activities. The first is vertical issues –
namely, how we are to analyse vertical restraints and the
potential for harm to competition in vertical mergers.
Vertical mergers have recently assumed a higher profile in
merger clearance. This may, at least in part, be attributable
to increasingly consolidated markets driving participants