Antitrust Law Section

  • Orange Star Award
    Antitrust Section 2015 Fellowship Award
  • Real Property Law Section Annual Meeting
    2015 Antitrust Section Annual Meeting - January 29
  • Upcoming Events
    • January 28, 2015 Annual Women's Panel and Networking Event


      Antitrust Section's Annual Women's Panel and Networking Event

      Wednesday, January 28, 2015
      6:00pm-8:00pm
      Greenberg Traurig, LLP


      The Panel will address development of foreign clients, and will be followed by a complimentary cocktail reception.


      View the Flyer here for more details.


      Kindly RSVP to GTEventsNYC@gtlaw.com by  January 26, 2015


    • Antitrust Law Section Annual Meeting 2015: Thursday January 29

      Thursday, January 29, 2015
      Meeting 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Antitrust Associates & Young Lawyers Reception
      5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
      Reception/Dinner
      Off-site: University Club, One West 54th Street at 5th Avenue

      Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 7.5 MCLE credits in Professional Practice. This program is NOT a transitional program and will not qualify for credit for newly admitted attorneys. 

      Antitrust in Sports; History of Antitrust—the FTC at 100; the Role of Antitrust in the International Arena; Efficiencies in Merger Analysis; Annual Developments.

      View Program Agenda

      Register Online Now!   Or download Annual Meeting Registration Form and return with your payment by faxing to 518.463.5993

       

    • January 29, 2015 Third Annual Happy Hour

      Third Annual Happy Hour for Antitrust Associates and Young Lawyers


      Presented by the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section


      Come network with your antitrust colleagues at other firms and enforcement agencies!
      Thursday, January 29th, 2015
      5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
      Happy hour is complimentary.
      We hope to see you there!

      Hilton New York, Sutton Center, 2nd Floor
      1335 Avenue of the Americas
      New York, NY 10019

      Please RSVP to Robin van der Meulen (rvandermeulen@labaton.com or 212.907.0754)


      HONORARY GUESTS

      Deborah Feinstein (Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission)
      Lisl Dunlop (Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP)

      HAPPY HOUR HOST COMMITTEE:


      Chair – Robin van der Meulen (Labaton Sucharow)
      Lauren Rackow (Cahill Gordon & Reindel)
      Margaret Segall D’Amico (Cravath, Swaine & Moore)
      Lynn Diamond (White & Case)
      Lawrence Reicher (Dechert)
      Yuni Yan Sobel (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
      Morgan Feder (Hughes Hubbard & Reed)
      Margaret Rogers (Kaye Scholer)
      Stuart Lombardi (Willkie Farr & Gallagher)
      Kaj Rozga (Weil, Gotshal & Manges)
      Michelle Zolnoski (Bernstein Liebhard)
      Kimberly Piro (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)
      Taline Sahakian (Constantine Cannon)
      Elan DiMaio (Shearman & Sterling)


      View flyer

    • Antitrust Basics: An Introduction for New Attorneys - February 19, 2015


      Antitrust Basics: An Introduction for New Attorneys

      Thursday, February 19, 2015
      Weil, Gotshal & Manges
      767 5th Avenue, New York, NY
      3:00 - 5:30 pm - CLE Program
      5:30 - 7:00 pm - Cocktail reception 
      2.0 CLE credits in skills.  This program qualifies as TRANSITIONAL, therefore is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys.

      (Free for NYSBA members, $25 fee for non-members)
      Non-members who do not receive CLE may attend for free.

      This program will provide the audience with a basic, complete introduction to antitrust law. It is intended for junior associates, law
      clerks, and anyone else interested in getting familiarized with basic antitrust legal principles. No previous antitrust knowledge is
      required. The panelists are antitrust experts who will offer varying perspectives from academia, private practice, and the
      government.

      The program will explore key federal antitrust statutes and cases, their underlying principles, and how antitrust attorneys apply
      them in practice. The program will cover the main antitrust statutes and their application, government enforcement by the federal
      government as well as states (criminal as well as civil), mergers, monopolization, distribution, and other key areas of antitrust.

      A reception hour with food and beverages will immediately follow the event, offering the opportunity to meet with the panelists and
      other members of the Antitrust Law Section.

      Additional funding provided by the NYS Bar Foundation. 

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

      REGISTER NOW!!!!


       

    • Antitrust Law Student Writing Competition - Apply Now!

      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 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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