Sections & Committees

Antitrust Law Section


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
WOMEN IN ANTITRUST: A VIEW FROM THE BENCH
Robins Kaplan LLP
399 Park Avenue, Suite 3600
New York, NY 10022
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Complimentary

WOMEN IN ANTITRUST: A VIEW FROM THE BENCH

In association with the New York State Bar Association 2019 Annual Meeting, Robins Kaplan is proud to host the antitrust law section women’s panel and networking event on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. This year, the panel will feature several prominent women federal judges who will share a “view from the bench,” a unique perspective on antitrust law today. Included in the evening is a complimentary cocktail reception and the opportunity to network with other women attorneys in antitrust practice.

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration and Reception
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Panel: A View from the Bench
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Networking, Reception Continued 

Speakers:
Hon. Pamela K. Chen, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
Hon. Faith S. Hochberg (Ret.), Hochberg ADR, LLC
Hon. Susan D. Wigenton, United States District Court, District of New Jersey

RSVP here - by January 11

For questions about this specific program, please contact Eva Knight at EKnight@RobinsKaplan.com


ANTITRUST LAW SECTION MEETING

Thursday, January 17, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 7.50 (Professional Practice 7.50)
Sutton South, 2nd Floor
#nysba19

Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting Here or Download The Registration Form Here.



SECTION CHAIR
Wesley R. Powell, Esq.

Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP
New York City

PROGRAM CHAIR
Nicholas Gaglio, Esq.

AXINN
New York City

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Women's Panel
Robins Kaplan LLP
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Thursday, January 17, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Chair/Program Chair

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Annual Review of Developments and Hot Topics (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
Panelists: 
Elai Katz, Esq., 
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP  (Panel Chair)
Eleanor Fox, New York University School of Law
Arthur J. Burke
, Esq., Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Merger Enforcement in the Trump Administration (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
Panelists:
Jamillia Ferri
s, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Panel Chair)
John Harkrider, Esq., 
AXINN
Lawrence Reicher, Esq., 
DOJ Antitrust Division
Christine Varney, Esq., Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Dr. Dov Rothman, Analysis Group

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Section Business Meeting

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Blunt Instrument or Surgical Blade:  Is Section 2 of the Sherman Act the Right Tool to Address Financial Market Manipulation? (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
Panelists:
Eric Hochstadt, Esq., 
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (Panel Co-Chair)
Kellie Lerner, Esq., Robins Kaplan LLP (Panel Co-Chair)
Elizabeth B. Prewitt. Esq., Latham & Watkins
Samuel Weglein, Esq., Anaylsis Group
David E. Kovel, Esq., Kirby McInerney LLP

2:15 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Break

2:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. A Discussion with the Antitrust Division’s New Deputy AAG for Criminal Enforcement (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
Panelists:
Seth C. Farber, Esq.
, Winston & Strawn LLP (Panel Chair)
Richard Powers, Esq., Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice Antitrust Division
Wendy H. Waszmer, Esq., Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Lisa M. Phelan, Esq., Morrison & Foerster

3:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Don’t Be Afraid of the DARC (the Donnelly Act Revision Committee, that is) (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
Panelists:
Michael L. Weiner,
 Dechert LLP (Panel Chair) 
Zachary Biesanz, New York State Office of the Attorney General 
Harry First, New York University School of Law 
Adam C. Hemlock, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 
Matthew Perez, Labaton Sucharow LLP 
William V. Reiss, Robins Kaplan LLP 
Erica S. Weisgerber, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Cocktail Reception for Antitrust Associates and Young Lawyers
5:00-6:00 p.m. 
Sutton Center2nd Floor

Antitrust Section Cocktail Reception at 6:00 p.m. with Dinner Following at 7:00 p.m., featuring keynote by Global Trade Expert Harry Broadman and presentation of the William T. Lifland Service Award to Stacey Anne Mahoney.
The University Club
1 West 54th Street
New York, NY

NYSBA members: To purchase a table download this dinner table reservation form.

Non-NYSBA members:To purchase a table download this dinner table reservation form.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Cocktail Reception for Antitrust Associates and Young Lawyers
5:00-6:00 p.m. 
Sutton Center2nd Floor

REGISTER HERE OR DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE.


For questions about this specific program, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at 518-487-5675. For registration questions only, please call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. Fax registration form to 518-463-5993.



*ANTITRUST LAW OFF-SITE DINNER, Featuring Keynote by harry broadman and presentation of the william t. lifland service award


Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
#nysba19

REGISTER HERE OR DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE.
 

Antitrust Section Cocktail Reception at 6:00 p.m. with Dinner Following at 7:00 p.m.
The University Club
1 West 54th Street
New York, NY

This year’s keynote speaker is Harry Broadman, an economist and global trade expert.  Mr. Broadman’s public-sector experience includes serving as Chief Economist of the US Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs; Chief of Staff of President George H.W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, and as a United States Assistant Trade Representative under President Bill Clinton.  In the private-sector, he has served as a strategic advisor to companies as diverse as GE, IBM, Coke, Canon, Exxon-Mobil, Valmet, Abraaj, Corning, Heineken, Merck, Pepsi, Walmart, Deere, Mars, Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Intel, Temasek, Berkshire Hathaway, McCormick, ICANN, SunEdison, ITW, Westinghouse, Siemens, Standard Chartered, Microsoft, Manitowoc, KIA, PPG, Tyco, Caterpillar, ADIA, Dow, Future Fund, and Avon, among others. He has an A.B., magna cum laude, in Economics from Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.  Mr. Broadman lectures at Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University, and is a best-selling book author and monthly columnist for Forbes and Newsweek.  He is a lifetime Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Bretton Woods Committee.


The 2019 recipient of the William T. Lifland Service Award is Stacey Anne Mahoney.  Ms. Mahoney is a former chair of the Antitrust Section and has been a tireless contributor to the Section’s work during her decades of membership, including several years leading the Nominations Committee, after serving as Section Chair.  Ms. Mahoney is a partner at Morgan Lewis, and is consistently ranked among the top antitrust lawyers in New York.  A graduate of the University of Michigan, she received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and clerked for Judge K. Michael Moore, now Chief Judge, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

To purchase a table at the dinner download NYSBA member dinner table reservation form.

To purchase a non-NYSBA member dinner table reservation form.

For more information about this program, or to become a sponsor, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.



Antitrust Law Basics 
Monday, February 11, 2019
Convene Convention Center | NYC
9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
3.5 MCLE Credits; 3.5 Areas of Professional Practice 


NYSBA Member: $150 | Non-Member : $250
Co-Sponsoring Section Member : $125

Register Today 


This program brings together a faculty of experienced antitrust law practitioners who will provide a broad overview of the current antitrust practice landscape, including its laws, procedures and players.

Who Should Attend:
Junior associates engaged in antitrust practice, law clerks and attorneys interested in familiarizing themselves with basic antitrust legal principles.  No prior knowledge of antitrust law is required.

Sponsored by the Antitrust Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

Agenda Topics

  • Main Antitrust Statutes and Applications  
  • Horizontal Restraints of Trade   
  • Monopolization    
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Vertical Restraints of Trades  

Program Chair
Adam G. Hemlock, Esq. | Weil Gotshal & Manges, NYC

Program Faculty 
William Reiss, Esq. | Robins Kaplan, LLP, NYC
Elai Katz, Esq.| Cahill, Gordon & Reindel, LLP, NYC
Gerald A. Stein, Esq. | Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP, NYC
Eva W. Cole, Esq. | Winston & Strawn, LLP, NYC


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

ANNUAL ANTITRUST SYMPOSIUM: REIMAGINING STAPLES/OFFICE DEPOT ACROSS BORDERS IN 2020: THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM?

Free archive webcast | Recorded December 9, 2016

Moderator  
William H. Rooney, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Counsel:
Cani Fernandez, Partner and Director of the Competition and EU Law Practice at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira 
Clifford H. Aronson, North American Leader – Antitrust and Competition, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Economists:
Dr. Russell Lamb, President, Monument Economics Group LLC
Dr. Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe 

“Federal Trade Commission Commissioner”
Bruce J. Prager, Partner (Retired), Latham & Watkins LLP 

“European Commissioner for Competition”
Rachel Brandenburger, Senior Advisor & Foreign Legal Consultant (admitted in England & Wales) to Hogan Lovells US LLP 

“Commissioner of the Canadian Competition Bureau”
Melanie Aitken, Co-Chair Canadian Competition and Foreign Investment Group, Managing Principal Washington DC Office, Bennett Jones LLP

Video available here:  http://cle.nysba.org/AM/CustomSource/OnlineCLE/index.cfm?ID=ANTIFA16&CFID=25559822&CFTOKEN=99486622 

For more about the Antitrust Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.  Not a member of the Antitrust Section? Dues are only only $35 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm) 

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
2016 – William H. Rooney 
2017 - Harry First
2018 - Professor Edward D. Cavanagh


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
2017 - Hon. Paul A. Crotty

Recent Programs:

September 14, 2018 William Howard Taft Lecture "After Amex: Multi-Sided Markets, Anticompetitive Effects, and the Rule of Reason."  Lecture delivered by renowned antitrust law and economics Professors Herbert Hovenkamp and Dennis Carlton on the paradigm-shifting opinion in Ohio v. American Express.

September 12, 2018 Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee sponsored a program, "Your Corporate Client Received a Grand Jury Subpoena: What Should You Do Next?", with speakers Peter Chavkin, Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.; and Elizabeth Prewitt, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP.  Moderator Steven Tugander, U.S. DOJ, Antitrust Division.

June 26, 2018 Mergers Committee sponsored a program that focused on high-tech mergers and included discussions on the role of innovation, serial acquisitions, privacy as a competition issue, and data aggregation. Moderator was Illene Knable Gotts, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  Speakers Aaron Hoag, Section Chief, Networks and Technology Enforcement Section, Antitrust Division, DOJ; and William H. Efron, Director, Northeast Region, FTC.

June 14, 2018 Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee sponsored a panel entitled “No Poach Agreements: What the future Holds.” The panelist were Susannah P. Torpey, Partner, Winston & Strawn; Scott Martin, Partner, Hausfeld and Doha Mekki, Counsel to the AAG, US DOJ, Antitrust Division. The panel was moderated by Seth Farber, Partner, Winston & Strawn. 

May 30, 2018  Class Issues in Multi-Sided Markets with Dr. Michael I. Cragg, The Brattle Group, Principal and Chairman of The Brattle Group, discussing the complexities of class certification when issues regarding platform economics and two-sided markets are presented. 

April 26, 2018 Mergers Committee Presents: Hard Topics in Antitrust Risk Allocation

March 12, 2018  Mergers Committee and KLDiscovery Present: The Meaning of HSR Clearance 

December 7, 2017 Annual Antitrust Symposium:  Multi-Sided Markets: Smoke & Mirrors or Dynamic Competition?

September 12, 2017 Cartel Damages Claims: Economic Approaches to Estimating Overcharges, with James Reitzes, principal and chair of The Brattle Group’s competition group, discussing various methods of estimating overcharges arising from alleged collusion and identify pitfalls in methodology and execution

June 22, 2017 #Antitrust: Social Media Insights for Class Action Litigation, with Mark Pelofsky and Brenda Arnott-Wesson, of Voluble Insights for Litigation, and Prof. Kerin E. Coughlin of NYC College of Technology, discussing the various ways social media analysis can be used in antitrust class actions, and how attorneys can use it most efficiently and effectively.

June 20, 2017 first annual Diversity Fellowship Alumni Lunch

April 27, 2017  Class Action Committee Meeting on Recent Developments in Class Action Litigation, focusing on the class action reform bill winding its way through Congress.

March 2, 2017 presentation to Antitrust Section Mergers Committee by Janet Hui, JunHe, LLP and Zhao (George) Wang, JunHe, LLP discusing the Key Challenges Faced by Multinational Companies in China - An Antitrust Perspective.
Fundamentals and Latest Developments of China Merger Control Filing by Janet Hui |  Overview of Anti Monopoly Issues in Company Business by George Wang

December 9, 2016 Annual Antitrust Symposium: REIMAGINING STAPLES/OFFICE DEPOT ACROSS BORDERS IN 2020: THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM?  
View the recorded program here: http://cle.nysba.org/AM/CustomSource/OnlineCLE/index.cfm?ID=ANTIFA16 
Program Flyer

December 1, 2016 presentation to Antitrust Section Mergers Committee by Franco Castelli, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz, and Cathleen Peterson, Kroll Ontrack discussing the Nuts and Bolts of Second Request Compliance.

October 19, 2016 presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by David Kully of Holland & Knight, Elai Katz of Cahill Gordon, and Jennifer Selendy of Quinn Emmanuel will discuss the Second Circuit’s decision in U.S. v. American Express.

June 15, 2016 presentations to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Dan O'Brien, (now former) Senior Economic Advisor at the Federal Trade Commission: Cross Ownership by Institutional Investors; and David Meyer of Morrison & Forester LLP: Overlapping Minority Ownership Positions, A Legal Perspective

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 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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