Mergers That Create a Better Workplace? Some Practical Considerations Raised by Guideline 10 of the 2023 Merger Guidelines Addressing Potential Impacts on Workers


Craig Malam moderated a panel of attorneys and an academic economist at this webinar focused on labor issues arising in mergers.

Panelists examined key factors for parties to consider when assessing the potential effects of mergers on workers and content creators under the guidelines. In particular, they discussed how to treat potential mitigating effects, such as:

  • Savings via reduced headcount
  • How union bargaining power may affect the calculus
  • Potential nonmonetary benefits to workers

The webinar was hosted by the Section of Antitrust Law and the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA). On 17 March 2024, the ABA newsletter The Threshold published an article about this panel, available below.

2023 Merger Guidelines Addressing Potential Impacts on Workers

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Craig Malam