What is the Future of Antitrust? The antitrust and privacy challenges associated with the network effects driving powerful digital platforms and the 2020 pandemic are but two dimensions testing the limits of antitrust and forcing animated questioning and calls for reform.
The 2020 Fall Forum will feature lively engagement among well-known antitrust experts and a number of less traditional voices—from the media, the Hill and academia. Among the key topics that will be debated are the extent to which the original aspirations for antitrust have been realized and the extent to which they have and should change; the capacity of the antitrust authorities to pivot and discharge their responsibilities in times of national emergency, and whether different rules ought to apply in such circumstances; the perspective that antitrust economics are under judicial siege in merger trials, and where does that leave the future for economic evidence; the respective roles for the federal agencies and state Attorneys General; and the pending Presidential Transition Task Force.
In addition to updates from the lead officials at the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and the FTC, the 2020 Fall Forum will be a 'can't miss', immediately post-election opportunity to hear from important and distinctive voices about what lies ahead for antitrust in the US.