Nobody likes paying legal fees for compliance matters. Businesses often feel they derive no tangible benefit from spending money on compliance tasks, and instead feel that they are simply checking the artificial (and meaningless) box imposed by hyperactive government regulation. Two top lawyers at the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division – Bill Baer, the assistant attorney general in charge of the Division; and Brent Snyder, the deputy assistant attorney general who leads criminal enforcement – recently gave public speeches heralding the benefits of maintaining and implementing an “effective” antitrust compliance policy. Baer gave a speech in Washington, D.C., …