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    Alternatives to the Consumer Welfare Standard and Media and Technology Mergers

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    There has been much discussion recently about alternatives to the consumer welfare standard, including at the FTC’s ongoing hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. This panel will examine what those alternatives would mean, in particular, for transactions in the media and technology space, by bringing together a group of panelists with a diverse set of views on the issue.

    Moderator:

    Ross Demain, Covington & Burling LLP

    Speakers:

    Gus Hurwitz, Nebraska College of Law
    Mandy Reeves, Latham & Watkins LLP
    Marshall Steinbaum, Roosevelt Institute
    Maurice Stucke, University of Tennessee College of Law
    Koren Wong-Ervin, Qualcomm

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    Alternatives to the Consumer Welfare Standard and Media and Technology Mergers

    Event Details

    Format

    Teleconference

    Date

    Dec 05, 2018

    2018-12-05T14:00:00-05:00 2018-12-05T15:00:00-05:00 Alternatives to the Consumer Welfare Standard and Media and Technology Mergers

    There has been much discussion recently about alternatives to the consumer welfare standard, including at the FTC’s ongoing hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. This panel will examine what those alternatives would mean, in particular, for transactions in the media and technology space, by bringing together a group of panelists with a diverse set of views on the issue.

    Moderator:

    Ross Demain, Covington & Burling LLP

    Speakers:

    Gus Hurwitz, Nebraska College of Law
    Mandy Reeves, Latham & Watkins LLP
    Marshall Steinbaum, Roosevelt Institute
    Maurice Stucke, University of Tennessee College of Law
    Koren Wong-Ervin, Qualcomm

    FREE:  Antitrust Section Members, Government, Non-profit Employees, Students, and $25.00 Other Non-Members. 

    Explore Section benefits or call 1-800-285-2221 to join.  https://www.americanbar.org/groups/antitrust_law/

    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.

     

     

    Speakers

    Amanda Reeves

    Latham & Watkins LLP

    Koren Wong-Ervin

    Qualcomm Incorporated

    I currently serve as the Director of Antitrust Policy & Litigation at Qualcomm Incorporated, Senior Expert and Researcher at China’s University of International Business and Economics, and Faculty Advisor at China's University of Political Law & Science.  

    Prior to joining Qualcomm, I was the Director of the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) and an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University. While at GAI, I (along with Judge Douglas Ginsburg, Josh Wright, and Bruce Kobayashi) trained over 350 foreign judges and enforcers and submitted over 20 comments on foreign draft laws and guidelines. 

    Prior to joining George Mason, I was Counsel for Intellectual Property and International Antitrust in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. I also served as an Attorney Advisor to FTC Commissioner Josh Wright. 

    Before joining the Commission, I spent almost a decade in private practice, focusing on antitrust litigation and government investigations with a particular focus on issues affecting clients in the technology and financial industries. I have significant experience litigating national and multistate antitrust class actions on both the defense and the plaintiff side. I was a core member of the trial team that handled the defense of the then largest civil antitrust class action in U.S. history for Visa U.S.A., Inc., and a core member of the appellate team in the LePage’s v. 3M bundled pricing case.  

    I currently serve on the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law's International Task Force. From 2012 to 2015, I served as a vice chair of the Intellectual Property Committee within the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law. I previously served on the editorial boards of Antitrust Law Developments (7th edition), the leading two-volume antitrust treatise, and the 2003 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, an annual supplement to the fifth edition of the treatise.

    Marshall Steinbaum

    Roosevelt Institute

    Maurice Stucke

    Univ of Tennessee College of Law

    Maurice E. Stucke is a co-founder of the law firm, the Konkurrenz Group, and a Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee. 

    With twenty-five years experience handling a range of competition policy issues in both private practice and as a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice, he advises governments, law firms, consumer groups, and multi-national firms on competition and privacy issues. 

    He co-authored three books, Competition Overdose (HarperCollins 2020); Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy (Harvard University Press 2016), and Big Data and Competition Policy (Oxford University Press 2016). 

    Professor Stucke received a number of awards, including a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. In 2012, he was a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne.  In 2015 and 2017, he visited University of Oxford, where he was an Academic Visitor at its Institute of European and Comparative Law, a Fellow at its Centre for Competition Law and Policy, and a Senior Associateship at Pembroke College. 

    Professor Stucke serves as one of the United States’ non-governmental advisors to the International Competition Network, and on the boards of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, the American Antitrust Institute, and the Academic Society for Competition Law.  

    He has been quoted, and his research has been featured, in numerous media outlets including the Associated PressAtlanticAustralianBBC, BloombergBusiness Insider, CNN-MoneyEconomistFast CompanyFinancial TimesForbesFortuneGuardianHarvard Business ReviewMarket WatchNew RepublicNew York TimesNew YorkerPublishers WeeklyRadio 3 Hong KongReutersScienceScotsmanSlateTimes Higher EducationUSA TodayWired, and Wall Street Journal

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