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.”