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.
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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.
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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Antitrust and consumer protection policy, enforcement, and litigation change every day with vital issues constantly surfacing. Take a quick look at how the past year has set the stage for the news of today and trends of tomorrow.
No-poach agreements remain uncertain territory. This panel will take a practical look at the challenges in assessing risk and counseling clients regarding these agreements, including the applicable standard of review, risks of proof at trial, harm and injury, and prosecutorial discretion.