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Check your antitrust risk assessment and your compliance program

Joe Murphy (jemurphy5730@gmail.com) is a Senior Advisor at Compliance Strategists, SCCE’s Director of Public Policy, and Editor-in-Chief of CEP Magazine.

Antitrust is a dangerous risk for any business. You or your people could commit a federal felony while having a casual chat with a competitor at your local coffee shop. Your human resources staff could make a few calls that could land them in federal prison. You could do a favor for a competitor in an upcoming bid and find yourself before a grand jury. Think maybe you don’t have to worry because you are only a small player? Wrong. Price fixing, market allocation, big rigging—they are all crimes even if you have less than 1% of a market.

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