Join us for the final event of 68th Spring Meeting. Brian will offer concluding thoughts and invite attendees to share their experiences in attending.
Event Schedule Day: Upcoming Events
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.
It has been said that conflicting expert testimony merely “cancels” each expert out: that experts can lose, but not win, a case. Are these mantras valid? What are the secrets to effective expert testimony? What mixture of “honest broker” and “advocacy” is the right one? Is the expert a “narrator” of facts or a hammer for ultimate issues?
New business models centered on evolving/expanding platforms raise critical questions about inter- and intrafirm relationships. How should regulators and competitors view these firms? Are they necessary ecosystem providers or threats to competitors’ future growth and relevance? Is vertical digital platform integration welfare-enhancing or a means of restricting competition?
During this time of unprecedented divergence between state and federal antitrust enforcers, the panel will examine the legal framework and context for different investigation and enforcement perspectives, recent cases and settlements, and how to navigate investigations, negotiations, or enforcement actions where the procedural posture or relief sought by federal and state enforcers differs.
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