Jenna comes to MLex as an M&A correspondent after nearly two years at Law360, including one year as senior reporter for telecommunications. She has past experience as an investigative data researcher at LegiStorm. Jenna graduated from Boston University with a degree in English and has also worked as a local news reporter in Pennsylvania and North Dakota.
Selected Insights by Jenna
Attorney General Barr ordered cannabis merger investigation over staff objections, US DOJ whistleblower saysUS Attorney General Bill Barr last year ordered the in-depth probe of a cannabis industry merger that later collapsed, overruling Justice Department staff.
The call for a merger moratorium due to the novel coronavirus pandemic likely won’t become law.
Pharmaceutical industry mergers traditionally fall in the US Federal Trade Commission’s bailiwick, but the US Department of Justice over the last year has instead pushed to review some of those deals, along with other deals customarily examined by the FTC, MLex has learned.
Mergers in the cannabis industry are routinely being subject to in-depth competition probes by the US Department of Justice, MLex has learned.
T-Mobile’s plan to buy Sprint has spurred a serious investigation from state attorneys general who have been prepared from the start to litigate if needed, MLex has learned, posing a potential threat to the deal's closure.