Jun

    The Use of Structural Presumptions in Merger Analysis

    12 PM EDT

    The FTC recently required divestitures in two merger investigations stating that when "a proposed merger significantly increases concentration in an already highly concentrated market, a presumption of competitive harm is justified under both the Guidelines and well-established case law." Commissioner Wright dissented in both matters, contending that the majority's "reliance upon such shorthand structural presumptions untethered from empirical evidence subsidize a shift away from the more rigorous and reliable economic tools embraced by the Merger Guidelines in favor of convenient but obsolete and less reliable economic analysis." 

      
    Moderator:
    Brendan Coffman, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP

    Speakers:
    Angela Diveley, Office of Commissioner Joshua D. Wright, Federal Trade Commission
    Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, Latham & Watkins LLP
    Janusz Ordover, Compass Lexecon   
    Henry Su, Office of Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission

    In-person:
    Latham & Watkins
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    Ste 1000, Washington, DC 20004


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    The Use of Structural Presumptions in Merger Analysis

    Event Details

    Format

    Teleconference

    Date

    Jun 26, 2015

    2015-06-26T12:00:00-04:00 2015-06-26T13:15:00-04:00 The Use of Structural Presumptions in Merger Analysis

    The FTC recently required divestitures in two merger investigations stating that when "a proposed merger significantly increases concentration in an already highly concentrated market, a presumption of competitive harm is justified under both the Guidelines and well-established case law." Commissioner Wright dissented in both matters, contending that the majority's "reliance upon such shorthand structural presumptions untethered from empirical evidence subsidize a shift away from the more rigorous and reliable economic tools embraced by the Merger Guidelines in favor of convenient but obsolete and less reliable economic analysis." 

      
    Moderator:
    Brendan Coffman, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP

    Speakers:
    Angela Diveley, Office of Commissioner Joshua D. Wright, Federal Trade Commission
    Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, Latham & Watkins LLP
    Janusz Ordover, Compass Lexecon   
    Henry Su, Office of Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission

    In-person:
    Latham & Watkins
    555 11th Street,NW
    Ste 1000, Washington, DC 20004


    FREE:  Antitrust Section Members, Government, Non-profit Employees,
    Students
    $25 Other Non-Members

    Explore Section benefits or call 800-285-2221 to join. Code RAT14IP25.
     
    For this and all upcoming events visit http://AmBar.org/ATEvents.
     
    CLE
    The ABA is not seeking CLE credit for this program. 
    Audio Archive

    Provided all releases are obtained, MP3 recordings of this program will be available to Section members on the Committee Program Audio page.

     

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