I received the above titled email from the ABA Journal and I am honored to be able to post the banner below to Cartel Capers home page (as soon as I can figure out how to do that.)
I am very honored to join this distinguished group of legal blogs. This is how the ABA Journal Blawg 100 described Cartel Capers:
Trust this antitrust blog: Robert Connolly, a Justice Department veteran now in private practice, reads cartel prosecution documents and discusses the cases from the Antitrust Division’s point of view—although not necessarily without criticism for the approach the DOJ takes in a given case. He also compares and contrasts different countries’ approaches to competition law.
I have been so fortunate to have had a career in antitrust law, mostly with the Department of Justice and now in private practice. When I first started the blog, I was surprised that anyone read it. It was mostly a way for me to express the appreciation I have for antitrust laws and the important role that sound public policy plays in promoting free, open and competitive markets. But along the way, I have been quoted by Judge Richard Posner in Motorola Mobility v. AU Optronics, 775 F.3d 816, 826-27 (7th Cir. 2015). I have also developed friendships with attorneys from around the world who occasionally contribute their insights. The blog has been a very enjoyable way to share the wonderful training, insights and broad experiences I had while working in the Antitrust Division USDOJ.
For a complete list of the ABA Journal Top 100 Blawgs and other information, please visit here.
Thanks for reading. (I still get a kick out of it when I meet someone and they tell me they read the blog!).