ABA Section of Antitrust Law | Chair's Message

A Message From The Chair

International Enforcement, Cyber Security, Health Care Competition, and Supreme Court Deliberations - at Spring Meeting

William MacLeodOhlhausen, Palacios Prieto, Petraeus, Snyder, Vestager, and Ginsburg on the Marquee at the Spring Meeting of the Section of Antitrust Law, March 29 - 31.  Officials and practitioners from over fifty countries will descend on D.C. for the one event that antitrust, advertising and privacy lawyers can't miss.  Sixty programs and events await us - an entire year's worth of CLE.  The health care merger decisions, BREXIT, mock trials, ethics, new FTC Bureau Directors, DOJ's and EC's cartel priorities, IP licensing, a full consumer protection track and much more are on the agenda.

William MacLeodReceptions abound - for in house counsel, consumer protection experts, plaintiffs' lawyers, new members, and many other groups.  At our Thursday Dinner, former CIA Director General David Petraeus will take you on a world tour of trouble spots and emerging markets, and he will answer your questions on cyber security, statecraft, economics and intelligence -- including the ramifications of the recent leaks from CIA.

Come to our Wednesday Luncheon for the trailer of the forthcoming movie, "The Professions Face the Supreme Court." Goldfarb v. Virginia State BarPeek inside the Chambers of the Court, witness an exclusive interview of the Solicitor General, read the Chief Justice's memos, meet the parties, and hear the arguments that launched the greatest antitrust expansion of our lifetime.  Prof. Calkins, Judge Ginsburg, and FTC's Koslov will explain its influence today.  Before the show, congratulate the newest member of the Antitrust Section's Hall of Fame.

It's all happening at a new venue, the Marriott Marquis, in the heart of new Washington, close to Capitol Hill, Penn Quarter, CityCenter, and the Verizon Center.  There you can enjoy more CLE, more space to work, more corners for coffee with colleagues, more receptions, and of course more rooms at the inn.   

We are reaching record levels of attendees, but we have room for everyone, and our faculty of over 300 are ready to give you the insights of the year.  D.C. will be filling up fast this Spring.  Book your stay now.  Your competition already has!

Hoping to see you there,

Bill MacLeod
Chair, Section of Antitrust Law 2016-2017