Second Request

CRA’s team is well-versed in responding to Second Requests from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.  We have a successful track record of working closely with counsel and merging parties to both simplify their workloads and to achieve “substantial compliance.”

This work involves:

  • Interpreting the Second Request.
  • Guiding the merging parties in gathering the data necessary to respond to the Second Request, including timeframe, granularity of data, types of information needed, etc.
  • Processing the data and creating supporting documentation for submissions to achieve “substantial compliance.”
  • Addressing follow-up questions from and engaging with the agencies regarding the substance of the responses.
  • Leveraging data collected for the Second Request to support advocacy work.


  • 01
    CRA advises on Tractor Supply merger
    Charles River Associates was retained by Tractor Supply Company (TSC) and Orscheln Farm and Home LLC (Orscheln), two leading rural lifestyle retailers in the...
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  • 02
    DOJ clears Uber’s acquisition of Postmates
    Uber has completed its acquisition of Postmates after the deal was cleared by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) on November 9, 2020. The Parties overlapped in...
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  • 03
    CRA economists advise on merger of CVS & Aetna
    CRA economists advised Dechert LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, counsel to CVS Health and Aetna, respectively, on CVS’s acquisition of Aetna. CRA economists...
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