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Vanity Fair: The Antitrust Showdown to Determine Simon & Schuster’s Fate is About to Begin

July 28, 2022


Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan Karp is rallying the troops as its suitor, Penguin Random House, heads to trial Monday against Biden’s Justice Department. The witness list is a who’s who of publishing bosses, power agents, and authors, including Stephen King, with a US$2 billion deal on the line. Penguin Random House is represented by Dan Petrocelli, “the ace litigator who successfully defended AT&T and Time Warner against the Trump administration’s attempt to scuttle their US$85 billion marriage in 2017.” 

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