September 12, 2019 - Summer Mergers
Program featuring Senator Sherrod Brown -- The focus of this
program was the role and scope of Antitrust merger review. The keynote speaker
for this program was Senator Sherrod Brown, and the commentators were Paul T.
Denis (Retired Partner, Dechert LLP) and James Levinsohn (Charles W. Goodyear Professor
of Global Affairs and Director of the Yale Jackson Institute for Global
August 8, 2019 - Teleconference on
Merger Enforcement by State Attorneys General -- This webinar featured a panel of top antitrust enforcers from New York,
California, and Virginia who shared their perspectives on the types of matters
that invite states’ scrutiny, discussed the procedural and substantive
differences in merger investigations by state attorneys general and
investigations by the FTC and the DOJ, and provided highlights from recent
26, 2019 - Diversity Committee Mock Interview event -- Program for law students, as well
as junior attorneys, to assist in preparing for an interview in the
17, 2019 - “Why Antitrust?” Program for Summer Associates -- A diverse group of antitrust
practitioners who graduated in the last ten years discussed what led them
to antitrust law; provided details on the types of cases, transactions or
other antitrust work they have handled; and offered insight into optimal
positioning to capture a job in the field.
5, 2019 - Mergers Committee Program, “How to Conduct an Antitrust
Overlap Analysis” -- This panel featured antitrust practitioners with extensive experience in
merger matters across a wide array of industries. The panelists discussed
best practices in conducting an overlap analysis and their tips and tricks
to develop the most robust analysis in a short timeline.
12, 2019 - Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee Program, “Antitrust in
the Financial Industry: Navigating the Pitfalls.” The program featured a panel
discussion moderated by Antonia Sherman of Linklaters and panelists
Jeffrey Martino (Chief of the Antitrust Division’s New York Field Office),
Wendy Waszmer of Wilson Sonsini and Jordan Woods of Morgan Stanley.
The panel discussed a wide range of antitrust topics relative to the
financial services industry, including antitrust scrutiny of syndications
and current enforcement priorities of the Antitrust Division.
10, 2019 - Antitrust Law Basics.
A faculty of experienced antitrust law practitioners provided a broad
overview of the current antitrust practice landscape, including its laws,
procedures and players. Course materials presented during the event can be
found at: http://www.nysba.org/AntitrustLaw2019ECM/.
April 17, 2019 - Spring Fling, Bookmarks (Rooftop Terrace) at the Library Hotel, 299 Madison
Ave -- This event held at the Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge on a beautiful spring
evening, provided an excellent opportunity for attorneys of all levels to
network and celebrate the past year’s achievements. The event was
co-sponsored by the Antitrust Section and the Young Lawyers Section, and also
kicked off the Antitrust Section’s Mentoring Program. The Spring Fling was very
well attended by both experienced and junior attorneys, and several
mentor-mentee pairs were able to meet and make great connections.
April 17, 2019 - Presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Dr.
Emily Walden, of NERA, presented on vertical healthcare mergers. Topic
discussed during the presentation included the economic theory of vertical
mergers and its application to healthcare mergers, in particular the
acquisition of physician practices by health systems, as well as the use of
merger retrospectives in prospective healthcare merger analysis.
April 10, 2019 - Views from the Trenches: Litigating Merger Cases, Jones Day, 250 Vesey Street -- A diverse panel of private practitioners and Government lawyers shared their lessons and observations from trials of some of the most significant merger cases.
March 13, 2019 - presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Dr. Eric A. Posner, the Kirkland & Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School and Of Counsel at MoloLamken LLP, presented his views on concentration in labor markets. Employers frequently use no-poaching agreements and noncompete clauses in ways that, according to critics, may suppress the wages of workers in violation of the antitrust laws. These concerns have been reinforced by new research that shows that labor market concentration is widespread in the United States and that labor market concentration is highly correlated with wage suppression. In his presentation, Professor Eric Posner described and evaluated this research, and proposed reforms to antitrust law so that it can better tackle the problem of labor monopsony.
February 27, 2019 - Antitrust "Plus" Factors program by the Coordinated Conduct Committee at Dechert LLP, 1095
Avenue of the Americas – A panel of antitrust practitioners discussed the
genesis of antitrust “plus factors” as circumstantial evidence of an
anticompetitive agreement, examples of common plus factors alleged by
plaintiffs, recent cases analyzing plus factors, and a circuit split regarding
the summary judgment standard.
February 20, 2019 - Becoming an Antitrust Attorney, Cardozo School of Law Moot
Court Room – This panel and networking event was held for New York City-area
law students. A panel of practitioners from the government, plaintiff and
defense bars shared their unique paths to becoming antitrust attorneys,
discussed what the diverse practice area of antitrust law encompasses, and
provided students with advice on what steps they can take to pursue a career in
February 13, 2019 - presentation to Antitrust Section Executive
Arcelus, principal at Analysis Group, and Howard Ullman, Of Counsel at Orrick,
presented on how the adoption of blockchain technology will impact various
stakeholders, the potential risks and useful mitigation strategies relevant to
January 17, 2019 - Antitrust Law Section’s Annual Meeting: Annual Review of Developments and Hot Topics, including: Merger Enforcement in the Trump Administration, Blunt Instrument or Surgical Blade: Is Section 2 of the Sherman Act the Right Tool to Address Financial Market Manipulation?, A Discussion with the Antitrust Division’s New Deputy AAG for Criminal Enforcement, Don’t Be Afraid of the DARC (the Donnelly Act Revision Committee, that is)
December 19, 2018 - presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by, Bob Hubbard, Jay Himes, and Joshua Lipton gave a presentation on the pending Supreme Court case Apple, Inc. v. Pepper
December 4, 2018 - Joint Program with the IP Section, “Antitrust Implications of Settlements in Trademark Disputes”
November 14, 2018 - presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Dr. Graeme Hunter, Managing Director at NERA Economic Consulting, presented on “Anticompetitive Bundling Compared to the Legal Standards.”
November 1, 2018 - Mergers Committee Program, “What M&A Lawyers Want Antitrust Lawyers to Know”
October 29 - 31, 2018 “Trial Practice/Expert Witness Training Program”
October 19, 2018 Mergers Committee Program, “Merger Control in Brazil”
October 17, 2018 presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Donnelly Act Review Committee: Reports from Section Committees (Cartel and Criminal Practice, Class Action, Coordinated Conduct, Unilateral Conduct, and Mergers) and group discussion of findings and next steps.
September 20, 2018 presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Scott Hemphill, Professor of Law at NYU Law School, gave a presentation on his forthcoming article “The Strategies of Anticompetitive Common Ownership.”
September 14, 2018 William Howard Taft Lecture "After Amex: Multi-Sided Markets, Anticompetitive Effects, and the Rule of Reason." Lecture delivered by renowned antitrust law and economics Professors Herbert Hovenkamp and Dennis Carlton on the paradigm-shifting opinion in Ohio v. American Express.
September 12, 2018 Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee sponsored a program, "Your Corporate Client Received a Grand Jury Subpoena: What Should You Do Next?", with speakers Peter Chavkin, Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.; and Elizabeth Prewitt, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP. Moderator Steven Tugander, U.S. DOJ, Antitrust Division.
July 11, 2018, Summer Mergers Program: “Hot Topics in High-Tech Markets”, The program was moderated by Ilene Gotts (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), and the panelists were: Aaron Hoag (Networks and Technology Enforcement Section, DOJ Antitrust); William H. Efron (Director, Northeast Region, Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”)); Professor Daniel Sokol (University of Florida School of Law).
June 20, 2018 “Why Antitrust?” Panel
June 26, 2018 Mergers Committee sponsored a program that focused on high-tech mergers and included discussions on the role of innovation, serial acquisitions, privacy as a competition issue, and data aggregation. Moderator was Illene Knable Gotts, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Speakers Aaron Hoag, Section Chief, Networks and Technology Enforcement Section, Antitrust Division, DOJ; and William H. Efron, Director, Northeast Region, FTC.
June 14, 2018 Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee sponsored a panel entitled “No Poach Agreements: What the future Holds.” The panelist were Susannah P. Torpey, Partner, Winston & Strawn; Scott Martin, Partner, Hausfeld and Doha Mekki, Counsel to the AAG, US DOJ, Antitrust Division. The panel was moderated by Seth Farber, Partner, Winston & Strawn.
May 30, 2018 Class Issues in Multi-Sided Markets with Dr. Michael I. Cragg, The Brattle Group, Principal and Chairman of The Brattle Group, discussing the complexities of class certification when issues regarding platform economics and two-sided markets are presented.
April 26, 2018 Mergers Committee Presents: Hard Topics in Antitrust Risk Allocation
March 12, 2018 Mergers Committee and KLDiscovery Present: The Meaning of HSR Clearance
December 7, 2017 Annual Antitrust Symposium: Multi-Sided Markets: Smoke & Mirrors or Dynamic Competition?
September 12, 2017 Cartel Damages Claims: Economic Approaches to Estimating Overcharges, with James Reitzes, principal and chair of The Brattle Group’s competition group, discussing various methods of estimating overcharges arising from alleged collusion and identify pitfalls in methodology and execution
June 22, 2017 #Antitrust: Social Media Insights for Class Action Litigation, with Mark Pelofsky and Brenda Arnott-Wesson, of Voluble Insights for Litigation, and Prof. Kerin E. Coughlin of NYC College of Technology, discussing the various ways social media analysis can be used in antitrust class actions, and how attorneys can use it most efficiently and effectively.
June 20, 2017 first annual Diversity Fellowship Alumni Lunch
April 27, 2017 Class Action Committee Meeting on Recent Developments in Class Action Litigation, focusing on the class action reform bill winding its way through Congress.
March 2, 2017 presentation to Antitrust Section Mergers Committee by Janet Hui, JunHe, LLP and Zhao (George) Wang, JunHe, LLP discussing 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
December 9, 2016 Annual Antitrust Symposium: REIMAGINING STAPLES/OFFICE DEPOT ACROSS BORDERS IN 2020: THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM?
View the recorded program here: http://cle.nysba.org/AM/CustomSource/OnlineCLE/index.cfm?ID=ANTIFA16
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 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:
- FTC v. Actavis, Inc., No. 12-416 (S. Ct. June 17, 2013)
- Government's Competitive Impact Statement,United States v. US Airways Group, Inc., No. 1:13-cv-01236 (CKK) (D.D.C.) (filed Nov. 12, 2013) The Government alleges that the proposed merger of US Airways and American, which would create the world’s largest airline and result in four airlines controlling over 80% of the U.S. commercial air travel market, violates Section 7 of the Clayton Act because it will substantially lessen competition in commercial air travel in local markets throughout the United States.
- United States v. Apple, Inc. , No. 12 Civ. 2826 (DLC) (S.D.N.Y. July 10, 2013)
- Negotiating Merger Remedies: Statement of the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission(January 2012)
Antitrust Law Section's November 14, 2013 program "Antitrust Basics: An introduction for New Attorneys": Basics of Antitrust - November 14, 2013 course materials