Antitrust Law Section

  • 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.
  • Blue Star Award
    Antitrust Law Student Writing Competition Award Winner Announced! Joseph Fielding is the 2016 recipient of the Antitrust Law Student Writing Competition.
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    Annual Meeting 2017
  • Upcoming Events
    • Class Action Committee meeting September 26 - all are welcome!


      ANTITRUST SECTION CLASS ACTION COMMITTEE MEETING 

      Monday, September 26, 2016 
      8:30-9:30am
      Robins Kaplan LLP
      601 Lexington Avenue, 34th Floor (corner of 53rd and Lexington)
      New York, NY 

      The Antitrust Section Class Action Committee will host its next meeting on September 26.‎ Stay tuned for more details.

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

      Please RSVP to Sydney Joy at sjoy@nysba.org by September 21, 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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    • U.S. v. UK: Cartel Enforcement and Follow-On Civil Suits - October 6


      THE ANTITRUST SECTION CARTEL AND CRIMINAL PRACTICE COMMITTEE PRESENTS:

      U.S. V. UK: CARTEL ENFORCEMENT AND FOLLOW-ON CIVIL SUITS


      October 6, 2016
      6 - 7 pm, followed by networking cocktail reception
      Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler
      1133 Avenue of the Americas, between 43rd and 44th Street, 24A

      This program is complimentary.

      Speakers:

      Boris Bronfentrinker, Quinn Emmanuel, Partner (UK)
      Megan Dixon, Hogan Lovells, Partner (SF/UK)
      Kate Patchen, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Chief of San Francisco Office

      Moderator:

      Catherine Koh Stillman, Baker & McKenzie, Associate (NY)

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      RSVP BY OCTOBER 3 TO SYDNEY JOY AT SJOY@NYSBA.ORG.

      This event is co-sponsored by Cartel and Criminal Practice, Diversity, and Class Action Committees. 

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

    • REMS and Other Drug Distribution Restrictions: When Does a Brand Company Have a Duty to Deal With its Generic Rivals?


      REMS AND OTHER DRUG DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS: WHEN DOES A BRAND COMPANY HAVE A DUTY TO DEAL WITH ITS GENERIC RIVALS?
      SPONSORED BY THE ANTITRUST SECTION AND FOOD, DRUG & COSMETIC LAW SECTION

      November 3, 2016
      6:00 to 9:00 pm (CLE panel followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres) 
      Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
      919 Third Avenue
      New York, NY 10022
      1.5 NY MCLE credits in professional practice

      Members: FREE
      Non-Members: $25
      *Please note that you must be a NYSBA member to join a section

      Attendance is complimentary for anyone not requiring CLE credit.

      REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM


      Speakers:
      Elinor R. Hoffmann, Office of the New York State Attorney General
      Peter Safir, Covington & Burling LLP
      Daniel W. Butrymowicz, Federal Trade Commission
      Seth Silber, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 
      William Reiss, Robins Kaplan LLP, Moderator
      Janet B. Linn, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP, Moderator
       


      Co-sponsored by the Coordinated Conduct Committee and Class Action Committee of the Antitrust Law Section, and the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section.

      For more information about 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
    2016 – William H. Rooney 


    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:

    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 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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