Sections & Committees

Antitrust Law Section


Thursday, June 14, 2018
5:30 - 6:30 pm (followed by networking cocktail reception)

Winston & Strawn, LLP
Metlife Building

200 Park Avenue, 45th Floor
New York, NY 10166

Susannah P. Torpey, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP 
Scott Martin, Partner, Hausfeld
Doha Mekki, Counsel to the AAG, U.S. DOJ, Antitrust Division

Seth Farber, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP


RSVP by June 7, 2018 to Stephen McCahey at

For more information about the Antitrust Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

NYSBA Antitrust Section, Diversity Committee

Interview Program

The NYSBA Antitrust Section’s Diversity Committee cordially invites you to its inaugural Interview Program for rising 2L and 3L students, as well as junior attorneys, to assist in preparing for an interview in the antitrust profession. Students will first be asked to submit a résumé and (if they wish) cover letter in response to a mock job posting. During the program, students will each be paired with an experienced antitrust attorney who will first provide feedback on the résumé and cover letter, and then conduct a mock interview followed by a debrief. The entire session will last one hour. We hope this program will give students the opportunity to refine their interview skills while at the same time make a new professional connection in the antitrust field.

Date:    June 20, 2018
:   3:00-5:00pm
: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
1301 6th Ave # 40

New York, NY 10019

RSVP: Wendy Waszmer,

Students wishing to participate must sign up by 5:00pm on June 13.

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For more information about the Antitrust Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

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

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
4:30 - 6:00pm

Social Event with open bar will follow at 6:30 pm 
Tonic NYC
727 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY

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 who have worked at antitrust enforcement agencies, including the DOJ Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission.  A portion of the program is allotted for questions and comments.  

This year's program is June 20at 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 6:30-8:30 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 required.

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RSVP to Sharon Ballard at 

For more information about the Antitrust Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

Annual Summer Mergers Program: Hot Topics in High-Tech Markets

Tuesday, July 11, 2018
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
787 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

6:00 - 8:30 pm

The NYSBA Antitrust Section Mergers Committee cordially invites you to the  Annual Summer Mergers Program. This year, the program will focus on high-tech mergers and will include discussions on the role of innovation, serial acquisitions, privacy as a competition issue, and data aggregation. The panel discussion will be followed by a networking cocktail reception.

Aaron Hoag – Section Chief, Networks and Technology Enforcement Section, Antitrust Division, DOJ
William H. Efron – Director, Northeast Region, FTC

Illene Knable Gotts – Partner,  Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

RSVP: No later than July 5 to Tiffany Bardwell at


Friday, September 14, 2018

The Penn Club of New York
30 West 44th Street
New York, New York
Main Dining Room


To learn more about the Antitrust Section, please contract Tiffany Bardwell

Antitrust Law Section Trial Training Academy Program
Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building

26 Federal Plaza, 6th Floor Conference Center
New York City

September 24-26, 2018

The Antitrust Law Section of the NYSBA is proud to announce its second Antitrust Trial Training Program and to offer scholarships to permit attendance.  This intensive 3-day hands-on program is geared toward young lawyers with an antitrust background who wish to improve their litigation and trial advocacy skills.

Participants attend lectures on various aspects of trial techniques and then put their learning into practice by examining live witnesses and economic experts, presenting evidence, and making oral arguments. 
One-on-one critiques will be provided of the students’ videotaped efforts by a faculty made up of NYSBA Antitrust Law Section Executive Committee members and other leading antitrust practitioners.  

More information will be available this summer.

For more information about the Antitrust Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at


Free archive webcast | Recorded December 9, 2016

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

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

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: 

For more about the Antitrust Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at  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.

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.

2007 – Ira M. Millstein
2008 – Joel Klein
2011 – Robert D. Joffe (posthumously)
2014 – Eleanor M. Fox
2017 - Hon. Paul A. Crotty

Materials from Recent Programs:

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

June 20, 2017 first annual Diversity Fellowship Alumni Lunch

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

View the recorded program here: 
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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   

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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