Antitrust Antitrust

Pratt & Whitney outsourcing director led no-poach conspiracy with supplier firms, US DOJ tells jury

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 30 Mar 2023 00:05
  • 30 Mar 2023 00:21
Mahesh Patel, who led an outsourcing department at aerospace firm Pratt & Whitney, led a conspiracy in which he and five co-defendants agreed to suppress wages and prevent engineers from moving jobs, the US Department of Justice told a federal jury during opening statements today in a criminal antitrust case.

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

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