Antitrust Law Section

  • Antitrust Hero Story 2
    The Dollar Store Merger Saga - MAY 24
  • Professionals Attending A Seminar
    Regression-Based Tests of Common Impact - June 6
  • 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
    • The Dollar Store Merger Saga - May 24


      ANTITRUST SECTION MERGERS COMMITTEE PROGRAM
      THE DOLLAR STORE MERGER SAGA - MAY 24

      Tuesday, May 24, 2016 
      8:30-9:45 am
      Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
      51 West 52nd Street
      New York, NY 10019

      The Antitrust Section Mergers Committee will host an exciting retrospective analysis of the year-long Dollar Tree/Family Dollar/Dollar General merger saga, featuring David Schwartz of Wachtell Lipton (lead antitrust attorney for Dollar Tree) and Dr. Tim Watts of NERA (lead economist for Family Dollar). 

      There is no charge for this event.  Complimentary breakfast will be provided. 

      Please RSVP to Kim Piro at KPiro@milbank.com by May 20 if you plan to attend the program in person.

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

    • Regression-based Tests of Common Impact - June 6

      ANTITRUST SECTION CLASS ACTION COMMITTEE MEETING 
      REGRESSION-BASED TESTS OF COMMON IMPACT

      Monday, June 6, 2016 
      8:30-9:45 am
      Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
      919 Third Avenue
      New York, NY 10022

      The Antitrust Section Class Action Committee will host an exciting presentation by Mike Moore from The Brattle Group regarding "Regression-based Tests of Common Impact”‎.

      There is no charge for this event.  Complimentary breakfast will be provided. 

      Please RSVP to Sydney Joy at sjoy@nysba.org by June 1, 2016 if you plan to attend the program in person.

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

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    • Why Antitrust? June 16, 2016


      Why Antitrust?
      Panel and Networking Event for Law Students and Junior Attorneys

      Thursday, June 16, 2016

      Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
      787 Seventh Avenue
      New York, NY 10019
      4:30 - 6:00pm

      Networking Event with open bar will follow from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Tonic
      727 Seventh Avenue 

      Every summer, the New York State Bar Association's Antitrust Section hosts an informative program for summer associates, law students and young lawyers.  The program assembles a panel of antitrust practitioners who graduated in the last ten years to discuss what led them to antitrust law; provide details on the types of cases, transactions or other antitrust work they have handled; and offer insight into optimal positioning to capture a job in the field.  This year's panel includes attorneys from small and large law firms who represent both plaintiffs and defendants, and attorneys from antitrust enforcement agencies, including the DOJ Antitrust Division and the Antitrust Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney General.  A portion of the program is allotted for questions and comments.  

      This year's program is June 16 at the offices of Willkie Farr & Gallagher at 787 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan.  The panel discussion will begin at 4:30 pm.  Immediately following the panel discussion there will be a free networking event from 6-8 p.m., at Tonic NYC, located nearby at 727 Seventh Avenue

      All law students, summer associates or young practitioners currently or interested in working in New York are invited.  The program and the networking event are both free of charge.  RSVP is requested and additional details are available on the flyer.

      RSVP to Lori Pearson at lpearson@willkie.com

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




    • Antitrust Section Summer Merger Program - June 22



      Antitrust Section Summer Merger Program
      High-Tech Mergers

      Wednesday, June 22, 2016
      6:00-7:30pm
      Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
      1285 Avenue of Americas
      New York, NY 10019

      Complimentary program. Free CLE to all attendees.

      Speakers: 
      David Gelfand, U.S. Department of Justice
      Maureen Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commission
      Sumanth Addanki, NERA Economic Consulting
      Kevin Yingling, Google Inc.

      Moderator: Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

      RSVP: Ellie Migliaccio at emigliaccio@bna.com

      Refreshments prior to the program followed by cocktail reception afterwards.

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



  • Section Service Awards

    The Antitrust Law Section confers two service awards.  The William T. Lifland Service Award has been given since 1997 and was renamed in honor of its first recipient, William T. Lifland, in 2007.  The Distinguished Public Service Award was created in 2007.

    William T. Lifland Service Award
    The NYSBA Antitrust Law Section's William T. Lifland Award is made annually to a distinguished antitrust practitioner in recognition of his or her contributions and accomplishments in the field of antitrust and service to the Antitrust Section.  The Award is presented to the recipient by the Antitrust Section at its annual dinner.

    Recipients
    1997 – William T. Lifland
    1998 – Irving Scher
    1999 – Milton Handler
    2000 – Eleanor M. Fox
    2001 – Barry J. Brett
    2003 – David Boies
    2004 – Lloyd Constantine
    2005 – Pamela Jones Harbour
    2006 – Alan J. Weinschel
    2007 – Martha E. Gifford
    2008 – Barbara Anthony
    2009 – Robert L. Hubbard
    2010 – Steven M. Edwards
    2011 – Ilene Knable Gotts
    2012 – Stephen D. Houck
    2013 – Molly S. Boast
    2014 – Jay L. Himes
    2015 – Bruce J. Prager


    Distinguished Public Service Award

    The Public Service Award is made periodically and acknowledges those who have distinguished themselves not only as leading antitrust practitioners, but as individuals who have brought distinction to the antitrust bar as a whole by making significant leadership contributions to the public interest through their service to the bar and to society generally.  The Award is presented to the recipient by the Antitrust Section at its annual dinner.

    Recipients
    2007 – Ira M. Millstein
    2008 – Joel Klein
    2011 – Robert D. Joffe (posthumously)
    2014 – Eleanor M. Fox

  • Recent Programs

    Materials from Recent Programs:

    May 18, 2016 presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Hillary Greene, Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and Professor at University of Connecticut School of Law: Muzzling Antitrust: Information Products, Innovation, and Free Speech

    February 18, 2016 presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Vincius Marques de Carvalho, President, CADE (Brazil's competition authority): Snapshots of Competition Enforcement from Brazil

    December 16, 2015 presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Jose Azar, Charles River Associates: Anti-Competitive Effects of Common Ownership

    September 16, 2015 presentation to the Antitrust Section Executive Committee by FTC Northeast Region Director William H. Efron: FTC v. Cardinal Health, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 24, 2015), complaint and order discussed in FTC Northeast Region Director William H. Efron's Sept. 16, 2015 presentation to the Antitrust Section Executive Committee

    November 18, 2015 presentation to the Antitrust Section Executive Committee by NY Attorney General Antitrust Bureau Chief Eric Stock: People of the State of NY v. Actavis ("Namenda") (2d Cir. May 28, 2015)

    July 8, 2015 Summer Merger Program  http://www.lawyerissue.com/u-s-agencies-take-a-tough-approach-to-merger-remedies/   

    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  Powerpoint slide presentation

      April 1, 2014 Antitrust Law Section's Lunch with Antitrust Regulators  Video of Panel Discussion

      March 6, 2014 Vertical Restraints Committee program"Feeling Blue: Antitrust Challenges to Health Insurers in the Post-Affordable Care Act World":  St. Alphonsus v. St. Luke's Idaho Decision

      January 30, 2014 Antitrust Law Section's 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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