- W. Todd Miller / Baker & Miller PLLC
- Heather Irvine / Bowmans
- John Pecman / Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
- Alan H. Silberman / Dentons US LLP
Presented by the Distribution and Franchising Committee
Authorized dealer and franchise networks are legitimate business ventures, much of whose conduct is assessed under the rule of reason post-Leegin – domestically and internationally. But downstream communications about mavericks, pricing, and territories can still raise per se criminal risk. When does a network become a hub and spoke cartel? When are dual distribution restraints problematic?