DOJ Seeks 2 Booz Allen-EverWatch Merger Trials, Cos. Want 1

By Bryan Koenig (July 19, 2022, 7:08 PM EDT) — The U.S. Department of Justice pressed a D.C. federal judge Friday not to let Booz Allen Hamilton compress the DOJ’s entire challenge to a $440 million acquisition of EverWatch into a two-day September trial, preferring an initial hearing and then a full merits trial in January.

The DOJ wants to start with a one- or two-day hearing, currently eyed for mid-September, addressing only the agency’s bid for a preliminary injunction bid to temporarily unwind the companies’ merger agreement. Only after that hearing wraps would the parties then begin preparing for a full trial on the merits.

“Defendants propose to rush discovery…

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