Join us for the final event of 68th Spring Meeting. Brian will offer concluding thoughts and invite attendees to share their experiences in attending.
Author: Our Curious Amalgam (Our Curious Amalgam )
We will miss our Spring Meeting in-person community this year. However our ABA Antitrust Law Section community goes far beyond Spring. Our Section is deeply engaged throughout the year and offers extensive programming, committee engagement, leadership opportunities, mentorship, and networking. Please join us to hear first-hand the perspectives and experiences of Section leaders and why they are “all in.”
Lawyers, economists, and regulators have continued to weigh in on the extent to which institutional investors’ holdings of minority interests in multiple competitors raise competition issues. Our panelists will discuss whether (and if so, when) such holdings actually raise potential antitrust issues and whether any such issues can be addressed by existing law.
Join former Section Chair Jon Jacobson as he makes a cameo appearance as Chair of the 2020- 2021 Nominating Committee. Jon will be announcing the Section’s senior leadership nominations.
Recent economic research has examined potential killer acquisitions in the U.S., and regulators here and abroad have expressed competition concerns about acquisitions of startups. But innovation is a difficult and uncertain process. This panel explores hot topics, patent thickets, biologics, and the revamped UK CMA approach in a broader discussion of the renaissance of innovation theories of harm.
From record fines to novel theories of harm, the FTC has pursued vigorous consumer protection enforcement under Chairman Simons. This panel will discuss recent FTC enforcement and priorities, including impacts, if any, of COVID-19 on enforcement priorities, as well as in the areas of privacy, data security, marketing, advertising, and fintech, consider whether FTC enforcement has expanded in reach, and implications for future CP enforcement.
Antitrust interfaces with both international trade and intellectual property in complex ways. Multinational companies often face challenges that involve all three areas, while law firm practice groups tend to be siloed. This program brings together antitrust and trade experts who will explore these issues, as well as the unfair competition mandate of the International Trade Commission.
International enforcers of all levels and jurisdictions are invited to join this reception and mingle with attendees from around the world. Let’s not let coronavirus keep us from staying connected.