Annual Meeting 2022 Event Overview

Event Overview

Antitrust Law Section Women’s Virtual Networking Event

Thursday, January 20, 2022

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Antitrust Law Section Virtual Annual Meeting – Part 1

Friday, January 21, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3.5 MCLE Credits
3.5 Areas of Professional Practice

Antitrust Law Section Virtual Annual Meeting – Part 2

Monday, January 24, 2022

CLE Program: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3.5 MCLE Credits
3.5 Areas of Professional Practice

Young Lawyers’ Happy Hour: 5:40 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Antitrust Law Section Annual Evening Reception: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 


This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Antitrust Law Section Chair

Benjamin Sirota, Esq.
Kobre & Kim LLP
New York, NY

Program Chair

M. Elaine Johnston, Esq.
Allen & Overy LLP
New York, NY

Annual Meeting 2022 Agenda

Antitrust Law Section Women’s Virtual Networking Event

Thursday, January 20, 2022

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Antitrust Law Section Virtual Annual Meeting – Part 1

Friday, January 21, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3.5 MCLE Credits
3.5 Areas of Professional Practice

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Antitrust Law Section Chair

Benjamin Sirota, Esq.
Kobre & Kim LLP
New York, NY  

Program Chair

M. Elaine Johnston, Esq.
Allen & Overy LLP
New York, NY  

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Speaker:

M. Elaine Johnston, Esq.
Allen & Overy LLP
New York, NY

9:10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Annual Review of Hot Topics and Developments, With a Look Ahead

This year’s annual antitrust developments panel will look back at the key antitrust litigations and investigations of 2021, but also will look forward to anticipated developments in the new year, including legislative initiatives, new enforcement actions involving Big Tech, and broader antitrust trends.

Speakers:

Professor Scott Hemphill
Moses H. Grossman Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
New York, NY

Taylor Owings, Esq.
Baker Botts, L.L.P.
Washington, D.C.

Moderator:

Elai Katz, Esq.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP
New York, NY

1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

10:25 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Break

10:35 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

I Have Never Seen It Before: The Risks and Opportunities of Merger Reviews and Antitrust Enforcement Addressing Privacy and Areas Outside of Traditional Consumer Welfare

Nontraditional theories of competitive harm are increasingly being raised during merger reviews and finding their way into antitrust litigation. What began a decade ago as an academic movement in the U.S. has morphed into Executive Orders, proposed legislation, and agencies’ expansion of antitrust enforcement. This panel will explore how privacy and data security, as well as other nascent areas of review and enforcement scrutiny such as labor and ESG, may be built into a structured, administrable antitrust analysis.

Speakers:

Christine L. White, Esq.
Vice President, Office of Legal Affairs, Northwell Health
Port Washington, NY

Bruce Hoffman, Esq.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Washington, D.C.

Daniel Fanaras
Principal, The Brattle Group
New York, NY

Moderators:

Daniel N. Anziska, Esq.
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
New York, NY

Nicholas E. O. Gaglio, Esq.
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Labor Cartel Challenges: Investigating, Prosecuting, and Litigating Wage-Fixing and No-Poach Conduct

This panel will feature a range of labor and cartel expert perspectives exploring unique challenges arising in labor cartel cases, including: due process considerations with imposing per se criminal liability for wage-fixing and no-poach conduct; approaches to calculating the volume of affected commerce and damages caused by such conduct; and civil litigation issues.

Speakers:

Kristina Srica, Esq.
Assistant Chief, U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division
Chicago, IL

John Taladay, Esq.
Baker Botts, L.L.P.
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Samuel Weglein
Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc.
Boston, MA

Moderator:

Bill Baer, Esq.
Visiting Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
Washington, D.C.

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

12:25 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Concluding remarks for Day 1

Speaker:

M. Elaine Johnston, Esq.
Allen & Overy LLP
New York, NY

12:30 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Break

12:35 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Antitrust Law Section Business Meeting

Antitrust Law Section Virtual Annual Meeting – Part 2

Monday, January 24, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3.5 MCLE Credits
3.5 Areas of Professional Practice

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Antitrust Law Section Chair

Benjamin Sirota, Esq.
Kobre & Kim LLP
New York, NY  

Program Chair

M. Elaine Johnston, Esq.
Allen & Overy LLP
New York, NY  

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Speaker:

M. Elaine Johnston, Esq.
Allen & Overy LLP
New York, NY

9:10 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

Developments in Pharma Antitrust: Evolution or Revolution?

Mergers and conduct in the pharmaceutical industry are under increasing antitrust scrutiny on multiple fronts, including Congressional review, antitrust agency investigations, and private litigation. This panel will provide a practical update for practitioners and in-house counsel on the latest developments in this rapidly shifting landscape, including: proposed new legislation to address competition in pharma; Congressional examination of prescription drug pricing practices and “sham” citizen petitions; expanded approaches to pharma mergers; and the FTC’s recent report to Congress and private litigation relating to so-called “rebate walls”.

Speakers:

Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer
Managing Director and Chair of Intellectual Property Practice, NERA Economic Consulting
New York, NY

Robin Adelstein, Esq.
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
New York, NY and Washington, D.C.

Michael Kades, Esq.
Director of Markets and Competition Policy, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Washington, D.C.

Moderator:

Peter C. Herrick, Esq.
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
New York, NY

1.0 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

10:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Zero-Price Markets and the Boundaries of Antitrust Law

Zero-price markets, including those implicated by certain large technology platforms, raise challenges to traditional antitrust theories and analytical frameworks—from market definition to measuring quality as price. As “Big Tech” grows in prevalence, how do we assess the dividing line between concerns that are more appropriately addressed through the antitrust laws versus those better addressed through consumer protection? This panel will assess how to navigate zero-price markets, in addition to exploring what should be under the purview of the antitrust laws and whether our current antitrust laws are up to the challenge.

Speakers:

Andreas Mundt
President, Bundeskartellamt
Bonn, Germany

Makan Delrahim, Esq.
Former Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Cristina Caffarra
Senior Consultant, Charles River Associates
London, United Kingdom

Moderators:

Antonio Capobianco
Deputy Head, OECD Competition Division
Paris, France

1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

11:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Break

11:40 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Should The Antitrust Laws Be Used to Promote Societal Change? An Exploration of The Intersection Between Antitrust Enforcement and the Promotion of Environmental and Social Welfare

The question of whether agreements related to environmental and social welfare should be subject to antitrust review and, more specifically, what role, if any, antitrust jurisprudence has in promoting these policies has been the subject of recent debate among courts, antitrust enforcers, politicians, and academics alike. This panel will explore this debate and discuss whether and how antitrust laws may be used to promote food security, combat climate change, and eradicate racial and gender disparities in labor markets.

Speakers:

Professor Christopher Leslie
Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA

Sandeep Vaheesan, Esq.
Legal Director, Open Markets Institute
Washington, D.C.

Professor Eric Posner
Kirkland & Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
Chicago, IL

Professor Eleanor Fox
Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, NYU School of Law
New York, NY

Moderator:

Kellie Lerner, Esq.
Robins Kaplan LLP
New York, NY

William V. Reiss, Esq.
Robins Kaplan LLP
New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

12:35 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Concluding remarks for Day 2

Speaker:

M. Elaine Johnston, Esq.
Allen & Overy LLP
New York, NY

5:40 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Young Lawyer Happy Hour, with Breakout Groups

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Break

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Virtual Reception with Awards and Breakout Groups

Speaker:

The Honorable Jonathan Kanter, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Annual Meeting 2022 Pricing and Registration

Virtual Programming Pricing

 

Virtual Meeting General Registration Fee

$25

Required to attend any virtual CLE programs

+plus…

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Before 12/31/21)

$140: Section Member | $170: NYSBA Member | $290: Non-NYSBA Member

REGULAR REGISTRATION (1/1/22 and after)

$190: Section Member | $230: NYSBA Member | $390: Non-NYSBA Member

Please note: The pricing provided reflects the total cost for attending the entire Annual Meeting program provided by the Section. During the registration process, you will be able to add each day/part of the program separately at a portion of the total rate, so your final cost will be reduced if you do not register for the full program.

Annual Meeting 2022 Speakers

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Annual Meeting 2022 Awards

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Annual Meeting 2022 Sponsors

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Analysis Group

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Gold Sponsors