Antitrust Law Section

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    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
    • Hospital Merger Antitrust Analysis - September 16

      ANTITRUST SECTION MERGERS COMMITTEE MEETING 

      Friday, September 16, 2016 
      8:30-9:45 am
      Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz
      51 West 52nd Street
      New York, NY 10019
      This program is complimentary, breakfast will be provided.

      The Antitrust Section Mergers Committee will host its next meeting on September 16, offering an overview of hospital merger antitrust analysis including a timely discussion of three recent hospital merger challenges brought by the FTC.

      Moderator:
      Jeffrey Perry, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

      Panelists:
      Jared Nagley, Federal Trade Commission
      Subbu Ramanarayanan, NERA Economic Consulting

      Please RSVP to Bernie Beauchamp at bbeauchamp@wlrk.com by September 14, 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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    • Substantive Program - BREXIT - September 21, 2016

      Antitrust Section Substantive Program
      BREXIT and the Influence of National Politics on International Competition Law Enforcement 

      Date: September 21, 2016
      Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm, with reception to follow
      Location: Kaye Scholer, 250 W 55th Street, New York NY 10019

      This program is complimentary. 

      Special Joint Meeting of the NYSBA Antitrust Section Executive Committee and Antitrust Committees of the International Chamber of Commerce and United States Council for International Business

      Speaker: Frederic Jenny, Professor of Economics at the ESSEC Business School, Judge of the Supreme Court of France, and Chairman of the OECD’s Competition Law and Policy Committee

      RSVP by September 19 to: Sydney Joy at sjoy@nysba.org

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

    • 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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  • 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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