The Obama Trials: the US antitrust agencies in the courtroom, 2009-2017 is an essay collection describing in vivid detail the lawsuits and courtroom battles that have defined the antitrust legacy of President Barack Obama. Built around Obama's campaign trail promise to reinvigorate antitrust enforcement in the US, the book explores in a dozen chapters whether and how that promise was kept - from the early structural reorganization of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, to the near-unprecedented string of courtroom victories by it and the Federal Trade Commission.
Each chapter is divided into three sections, providing the reader a unique perspective on the legacy of a case or group of cases that Obama-era antitrust enforcers took to trial. The chapters also include an essay written by current and former GCR reporters and editors who had on-the-ground experience covering Obama Administration antitrust trials in court.
The book as a whole also sheds light on the successes and failures of the antitrust agencies during the past eight years, as a way to predict and prepare for what cases and court decisions come next.