In Crunchbase, Zarema A. Jaramillo, Managing Partner of Lowenstein’s D.C. office and partner in the firm’s Antitrust/Competition practice, discusses the possible chilling effect on venture capital investments due to increased regulatory scrutiny under the new administration. Jaramillo observes that “additional scrutiny is being brought on by agencies operating under the general idea that technology companies have too much power.” She adds that regulators may be influenced by their prior reluctance to act against large acquisitions by companies such as Facebook and Google. “[T[he government says ‘we got it wrong with larger companies, we don’t want to get it wrong again. … They can’t predict if there is harm to competition, so they are erring on the side of ‘challenge it now’ rather than later. We see the new administration taking a stronger approach to these.”