To respond to immediate production and product development needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to meet future challenges posed by an altered American economy, companies may need to consider entering into joint ventures or other types of collaborations with competitors for production, distribution, research and development, sales, or purchasing.

Henry KahwatyKelly Lear Nordby, and Michael McDonald write about the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission’s recent “Joint Antitrust Statement Regarding COVID-19,” antitrust “safety-zones” for competitor collaborations and information exchanges, and the business review (DOJ) and advisory opinion (FTC) processes at these agencies.

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