AAI’s Moss Tells The Street Why Political Interference in Merger Review Impairs Due Process

Diana Moss was quoted in the January 18, 2017 The Street story Watchdogs Warn Trump on Bayer’s Bid for Monsanto.

Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute, a watchdog group promoting strong competition enforcement, criticized the meeting with Trump and the CEOs and similar tete-a-tetes hosted by the president-elect.

 “Attempts by the incoming administration to broker merger deals or directly negotiate merger concessions signal a fundamental disregard for the law and for due process,” said Moss, in a statement. “Every consumer, producer, competitor, and customer should be able to count on a fair, predictable and transparent process for government review of mergers. The end-runs that we are seeing in key mergers, such as Monsanto-Bayer, not only abuse the process, they imperil our markets, our economy and our society.”