Few things can incite more urgency for legal and compliance teams than a Hart Scott Rodino Second Request. Notorious for their tight deadlines and high stakes, second requests require organizations to process, review and produce large quantities of documents in a short time. Failure can result in significant delays to M&A proceedings. Upon receiving the second request, legal teams from both companies will need to quickly figure out what the government wants to review, assess how long it will take to collect it and then try to negotiate a deadline that works within those constraints.

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