Spring is right around the corner in Washington, DC. Make certain your plans are set to attend the Section's 64th Annual Spring Meeting on April 6-8, 2016. Our rich and diverse line-up of antitrust and consumer protection programming includes multiple must-see programs for every time slot. To help your planning, we are again offering tracks for International, Consumer Protection and Litigation, and, of course, we will continue to benefit from briefings from enforcers, from a mock trial, and from programming on the hottest topics. New this year will be a couple of panels of judges who will give insights from having handled some of the most prominent antitrust cases.
We will make sure that everyone has a great time as we expect this to be our most well-attended Spring Meeting. If you are outside of the DC area, please take advantage of the specially negotiated hotel rates before March 8th at the JW Marriott (Conference Headquarters), The Hamilton, Hay-Adams, Marriott Metro Center, Sofitel Lafayette Square, W Hotel, and the Willard Intercontinental.
Our gratitude goes to a huge number of our leadership, staff and members for putting together this Spring Meeting. Our leadership presented Co-chairs, Paul Friedman and Peggy Ward with a bountiful and rich array of proposals that they are orchestrating into one fantastic event.
In closing, I note that the International Cartel Workshop in Tokyo was a smashing success. We had record attendance, including excellent international participation. The bike wheels hypothetical creatively presented the most important issues in cartel practice today. Then the enforcers and the private bar, for both the defense and the plaintiffs, ably demonstrated how to handle the issues. Key enforcement officials from many of the most important jurisdictions participated in the roundtables and the demonstrations, adding special value to the event. Section Co-chairs Jarrett Arp and Don Klawiter deserve huge praise and appreciation, and thanks go also to our IBA co-sponsor and IBA Chair Jan McDavid.
Chair, Section of Antitrust Law 2015-2016