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.
  • Upcoming Events
    • Free Recorded Program: Annual Antitrust Symposium


      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) 

    • 2016 Chair Report by Lisl Dunlop

      -1-NYSBA ANTITRUST LAW SECTION – 2016 CHAIR’S REPORT Overview 2016 has been another banner year for the Antitrust Law Section. We have held numerous meetings, conferences and other events, most often featuring interesting speakers on antitrust topics. Committee activities have provided additional opportunities for invo

    • Executive Committee Meeting - February 22 - All Section members welcom

      Antitrust Executive Committee Meeting

      Wednesday, February 22, 2017
      8:30-9 am Executive Committee meeting
      9 -10 am substantive presentation

      Dechert LLP
      1095 Avenue of the Americas
      28th Floor (enter from the “plaza” side of the building, accessible from 42nd and 41st Streets just west of Sixth Avenue)
      New York, NY 10036

      All section members are invited to attend the substantive part of the meeting starting at 9am.   

      RSVP to Tiffany Bardwell at

      This month's Executive Committee Program will present Fordham Law Professor Mark R. Patterson, who is the author of a new book on “Antitrust in the New Economy:  Google, Yelp, LIBOR, and the Control of Information”.  Professor Patterson’s book discusses a range of ways in which data quality can be manipulated for competitive advantage and exploitation of consumers, and considers novel issues like “confusopoly” and sellers’ use of consumers’ personal information in direct selling. He observes that sellers now have the ability and motivation to distort the truth about their products when they make data available to intermediaries. And intermediaries, in turn, have their own incentives to skew the facts they provide to buyers, both to benefit advertisers and to gain competitive advantages. He concludes that antitrust law can and should be adapted for the information economy. 

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

  • 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.

    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.

    2007 – Ira M. Millstein
    2008 – Joel Klein
    2011 – Robert D. Joffe (posthumously)
    2014 – Eleanor M. Fox

  • Recent Programs

    Materials from Recent Programs:

    View the recorded program here: 
    Program Flyer

    December 1 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 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 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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