Investigations have been launched into whether Big Tech firms are violating antitrust laws, and Congress has initiated a bipartisan investigation into competition in digital markets. The panel will examine the range of outcomes that could result from the Big Tech investigations, drawing comparisons to past investigations of companies that were thought to be Too Big to Break Up.
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Discussion of more aggressive consummated merger enforcement is in the air. In this timely discussion paper, the Competition/Consumer Protection Policy and North America Comments Task Force highlights some of the policy issues enforcers confront in analyzing their approach to such enforcement.
Antitrust enforcers are facing calls for more active merger enforcement, particularly in the tech sector. Is more enforcement necessary? If so, are existing antitrust concepts and tools up to the task? For nascent acquisitions, how can competitive effects be assessed including impact on innovation or ability to disrupt, and what remedies should or could be considered for prior acquisitions?
This exciting, challenging, and humorous game show will examine the application of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility to ethical questions confronting antitrust and consumer protection lawyers, and will address issues such as conflicts of interest, informed consent, multiple representation, joint defense agreements, preservation of client confidences, and others.
Please join us for a TED-talk style keynote from a recognized physician expert from the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative discussing the latest on the science and structure of the explosive cannabis and CBD industries, which are raising challenging competition, consumer protection, and regulatory issues across the country.
This past year saw an increasing number of jurisdictions around the world opening investigations or taking enforcement actions involving Big Data. Has data become the new oil that drives the global economy? Is Big Data no longer just the province of consumer protection? What role should data play in antitrust analyses of mergers or business conduct? What role should antitrust have in regulating Big Data?
Does your area of concentration include privacy law and/or consumer protection? Are you interested in learning more about this rising practice area? Join your fellow Virtual Spring Meeting attendees at this reception and learn more.
State Attorneys General play a crucial role in enforcing state and federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. Join our panelists who represent antitrust and consumer protection bureaus from across the country as we discuss recent enforcement activities and the ongoing missions of state enforcement agencies.
Until recently, global cartel investigations dominated the headlines, and it seemed clear that coordinated international enforcement would be the wave of the future. But with the recent decline in blockbuster investigations, many question whether this trend has played itself out and, if so, what lies in store.