This course will cover the competition law and antitrust issues that arise in M&A transactions. Topics will include reportability under the Hart Scott Rodino Act, "gun jumping," substantive standards for horizontal and vertical merger review, the process of working with clients, economists, and agency staff, merger remedies (including divestiture and conduct remedies), non-reportable transactions, and strategic considerations. Primary emphasis will be on U.S. law and regulatory practice, with comparative notes.