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Fall Forum to feature leading antitrust enforcers and latest litigation developments

Fall Forum to feature leading antitrust enforcers and latest litigation developments

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 — The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law will present its Fall Forum, with a variety a panels featuring senior government enforcement officials and practitioners discussing current antitrust cases and policy developments.

Fall Forum Sponsored by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law

Thursday, Nov. 14

National Press Club
13th floor
529 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20045

Program highlights include:

“New Leadership at DOJ and the FTC” — Deborah L. Feinstein, director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, and Renata B. Hesse, deputy assistant attorney general with the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, will outline their organizations’ current priorities and future plans.
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

“Reverse Payments After Actavis” — Speakers will reflect on the future of reverse payments: Will pharmaceutical companies continue to enter into these agreements? What is the future of FTC enforcement and of congressional efforts in this area?
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

“Antitrust Implications of New IP Business Models” — This panel will explore the implications of patent assertion entities (also called “patent trolls”) and what role, if any, antitrust laws should have in policing their activities.
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

“International Antitrust Capacity-Building: Is It Working? Is It Good for Businesses and Consumers?” — Through its participation in the International Competition Network and other capacity-building efforts, the U.S. government has made a sustained effort to improve the quality of antitrust enforcement around the world and to encourage the adoption of best practices that minimize the unjustified burdens on U.S. companies. This panel will address whether those efforts are working and whether they are a net positive for business and consumers.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

This event is open to members of the press at no charge. For media credentialing, please contact Ali Cybulski at 202-662-1097 or


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