Antitrust Law Section

  • Orange Star Award
    Antitrust Section 2015 Fellowship Award
  • 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
    • Summer Merger Program - July 8

      The Antitrust Section presents its Summer Merger Program
      Wednesday, July 8, 2015
      731 Lexington Avenue
      New York, NY

      This event is co-sponsored by Bloomberg, the International Committee of the Canadian Bar Association's Competition Law Section, the International Section of the New York State Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association, International Business Law Committee of the Ontario Bar Association Business Law Section and the New York State Bar Foundation.
      The program will consist of a timely discussion by competition agency officials at the EU, Canada, FTC, and U.S Department of Justice on the topics of merger remedies, merger retrospectives, and multijurisdictional coordination at the remedies stage.  

      *         Patricia Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, DOJ
      *         Ann Wallwork, Deputy Commissioner, Merger Branch, Competition Bureau in Canada 
      *         Naomi Licker, Attorney, FTC Compliance Section 
      *         Julia Brockhoff, Deputy Head of Unit at European Commission's Unit A-2-Merger Case Support and Policy
      Moderator: Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

      Refreshments prior to the program followed by cocktail reception afterwards.

      1.0 MCLE credit 

      Register today by emailing Michael Galvin at
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      For more information about this program or the Antitrust Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • US vs AMEX program - July 16

      NYSBA Antitrust Section Vertical Restraints Committee Presents…
      US v. AmEx: Reflections and Remedies

      July 16, 2015

      Weil Gotshal & Manges
      767 Fifth Avenue
      New York, NY 10153

      6pm: Cocktail Reception
      6:30-8pm: Panel & Cocktails


      • Lawrence Reicher, Dechert


      • Michael Katz, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
      • Keith Hylton, Boston University School of Law
      • Wesley Powell, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
      • David Scupp, Constantine Cannon

      The trial may have ended, but that has not stopped the debate on the decision.  This panel will discuss the United States v. American Express decision, the appropriate remedy stemming from the liability decision, and the next steps in this case and the decision’s effect on future single firm conduct actions.



      Click here to view the flyer

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

    • Class Action Committee Program - July 22

      Antitrust Section Class Action Committee CLE:  Media Relevant Notice and Why it Matters

      1.5 CLE Credits in Professional Practice
      Wednesday, July 22, 2015
      8:30-9:45 am 
      Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
      919 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022

      The Class Action Committee cordially invites you to attend a CLE entitled “Media Relevant Notice and Why it Matters,” which will be presented by Jeanne Finegan, APR, President of HF, Media LLC (a division of Heffler Claims Group).

      This CLE will explain how different types of media – including traditional, online, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest), mobile and apps – are now essential tools in providing notice to class members. 

      Ms. Finegan will discuss what constitutes modern best practicable notice, what courts are expecting and provide examples of court-approved programs using highly targeted, media relevant outreach, highlighting how defendants and plaintiffs alike can achieve effective, cost-efficient, and brand-safe notice to class members.

      This program is complimentary for members and $25 for non-members.  Register NOW!

      Please call Tina Rothaupt at (518) 487-5669 or email with any questions.



  • 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.


    Questions? Contact Deb Auspelmyer at


    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

    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 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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