Antitrust Law Section

  • Orange Star Award
    Antitrust Section 2015 Fellowship Award
  • Young Professionals at Table
    Join a Committee today! Antitrust Section Committee involvement allows antitrust lawyers to network, to research issues and to influence the law — all great ways to achieve professional growth.
  • Upcoming Events
    • Mergers Committee meeting April 1 -- all are welcome!

      Antitrust Section Mergers Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8:30-10am 
      Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
      51 W 52nd St., New York, NY

      The Mergers Committee is excited to present a retrospective analysis of the Zillow/Trulia merger, which combined the operators of the two largest websites for residential real estate.  The sites sell advertising space to agents looking to attract buyers and sellers of homes.  The FTC closed its 6-month investigation after finding that, although Zillow and Trulia competed closely against one another, there are numerous other competitors in this market and the merger was not likely to lessen competition.  This transaction is of particular interest to antitrust practitioners because of its structural combination and the impact of e-commerce, which resulted in a closing statement by three FTC Commissioners.  Zillow’s lead attorney, Beau Buffier (co-head of Shearman & Sterling’s antitrust practice) and lead economist, Graeme Hunter (NERA) will share with us their insights and strategies in successfully navigating this merger through the FTC.  Please join us for this free program!  

      Please RSVP to Tina Rothaupt at trothaupt@nysba.org.

    • Class Action Committee meeting April 8 - all are welcome!

      Antitrust Section Class Action Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 8:30-9:30 am
      Robins Kaplan LLP
      Suite 3400
      601 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

      A light breakfast will be served.


      On April 8 at 8:30 a.m., the Class Action Committee will hold a program to discuss recent class action developments, including the First Circuit’s January 2015 decision in In re: Nexium (Esomeprazole) Antitrust Litigation, a pay-for-delay case.  In Nexium, the First Circuit upheld the certification of a class of indirect purchasers who alleged that they paid inflated prices for Nexium, even though the proposed class may have included up to 24,000 class members that were uninjured and the Nexium plaintiffs had not identified a mechanism for identifying uninjured class members at the time.  Please join us for what promises to be a lively discussion.  The program will be held at Robins Kaplan LLP, Suite 3400, 601 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022. 

      Please RSVP to Meghan Schwencke at MSchwencke@RobinsKaplan.com.


      For more information about the Antitrust Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.


       

    • Executive Committee Meeting - April 22 - All Section members welcome!

      Antitrust Section Executive Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 8:30-10 am 
      Dechert LLP
      1095 Avenue of the Americas, 28th Floor 
      New York, NY 10036 

        

      All Antitrust Section members are welcome to attend the substantive part of the meeting beginning at 9am.  Featured speakers will be Ethan Litwin of Hughes Hubbard and Reed and Paul Glazener of Allen & Overy discussing newspapers and antitrust. 

        

      Please RSVP to karen.campione@dechert.com.  


    • Antitrust Law Student Writing Competition - Nominations Due April 30

      ANTITRUST LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION


      Presented by: Antitrust Law Section 

      Contact: Professor Edward D. Cavanaugh

      Nomination Deadline: April 30, 2015

      Date Presented: July, 2015

      Detailed Flyer

      Entry Form

      Award Criteria: Papers must be written by a currently-enrolled J.D. or LL.M. student at a NYS Law School or by a NYS resident at any ABA-accredited law school outside of New York State. Papers may address any antitrust topic and should generally be 20-30 pages in length with footnotes (no more than 50 pages) written in Bluebook form. Papers may have been submitted to other writing competitions, but jointly prepared papers are NOT ELIGIBLE. 

      Prize Awarded: $5,000 cash prize and publication of the winning article



  • Awards

    Antitrust Section Student Writing Competition


    Presented by: Antitrust Law Section 

    Contact: Professor Edward D. Cavanaugh

    Nomination Deadline: April 30, 2015

    Date Presented: July, 2015

    Detailed Flyer

    Entry Form

    Award Criteria: Papers must be written by a currently-enrolled J.D. or LL.M. student at a NYS Law School or by a NYS resident at any ABA-accredited law school outside of New York State. Papers may address any antitrust topic and should generally be 20-30 pages in length with footnotes (no more than 50 pages) written in Bluebook form. Papers may have been submitted to other writing competitions, but jointly prepared papers are NOT ELIGIBLE. 

    Prize Awarded: $5,000 cash prize and publication of the winning article


    William T. Lifland Award

    The NYSBA Antitrust Section's William T. Lifland Award is presented to antitrust practitioners in recognition of their contributions and accomplishments in the field of antitrust. The Service Award acknowledges those who throughout their professional careers have distinguished themselves as leading antitrust practitioners as well as serving the broader antitrust community in a leadership role. The Service Award is presented to the recipient by the Antitrust Section during the Antitrust Section's annual dinner.

    2015 Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship

    The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship, established by the Foundation through gifts from the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association. The Fellowship, currently valued at $6,000, will be awarded to one or more students to spend the summer of 2015 (10 weeks) working on antitrust matters in one of the following agencies: the New York Office of New York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau; Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region; or Department of Justice Antitrust Division, New York Field Office. Fellows will be also be guest members of the NYSBA Antitrust Section for two years starting with the award of the Fellowship.

    VIEW THE FELLOWSHIP FLYER AND APPLICATION.

    Questions? Contact Deb Auspelmyer at dauspelmyer@tnybf.org.

    FELLOWSHIP WINNERS FOR 2014:

    John Knight of Columbia Law School and Maxwell Meadows of Fordham University School of Law are the 2014 recipients of the Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowships, The New York Bar Foundation has announced.

    Knight and Maxwell will each receive $6,000 to work this summer in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in New York City.

    “We are pleased to recognize two outstanding law students who have demonstrated exceptional promise,” said Barbara Hart of Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, chair of the State Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section. “They both will gain invaluable legal experience in their fields.”

  • Resources

    Recent Case Decisions:

    Class Action:

    Horizontal Restraints:

    Materials from Recent Programs:

    November 19, 2014 presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Robert C. Marshall, PhD (Bates White Economic Consulting): Cartel Detection and Damage Estimation

    September 18, 2014 Class Action Committee CLE program, Deciphering the FTAIA: Recent Developments in the Application of U.S. Antitrust Laws to Foreign Trade

    June 5. 2014 panel discussion: Perspectives on Global Cartel Enforcement


    May 20, 2014 Vertical Restraints Committee meeting


    April 23, 2014 presentation by Kevin Caves, PhD (Economists Incorporated): Competition and Monopsony in Labor Markets


    Antitrust Law Section's April 1, 2014 Lunch with Antitrust Regulators


    Vertical Restraints Committee's March 6, 2014 program "Feeling Blue: Antitrust Challenges to Health Insurers in the Post-Affordable Care Act World":


    Antitrust Law Section's January 30, 2014 Annual Meeting:


    Antitrust Law Section's November 14, 2013 program "Antitrust Basics: An introduction for New Attorneys": 

    Basics of Antitrust - November 14, 2013 course materials 

  • Antitrust Law Section Symposium

    Antitrust Law Symposium

    The Antitrust Law Section Symposium is the published transcript of the Antitrust Law Section’s symposium held at NYSBA's Annual Meeting in January. Edited by Robert L. Hubbard and Arlene Leventhal at the New York Attorney General's office, the Symposium includes panel discussions and an annual review of antitrust developments. The Antitrust Law Section Symposium is published once per year and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

    The Antitrust Law Section Symposium is published as a benefit for members of the Antitrust Law Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission.

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