ABA Section of Antitrust Law | Chair's Message

A Message From The Chair

Jonathan Jacobson

After a great Spring Meeting – following terrific events at the Fall Forum, the International Cartel Conference, and the Junior Scholar’s Program – are we ready to kick back and relax? Hardly. Coming right up, we have the Antitrust in Health Conference, May 17-18 in Arlington, Virginia, and the amazing Antitrust in Asia Conference in Seoul, Korea.

We are having another terrific year. Attendance at Spring and the Fall Forum broke records. Since September 1, we have had some 185 committee programs, have submitted 14 foreign comments, and published the Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, Advertising Claims Substantiation Handbook, Antitrust Class Actions Handbook, 2nd, Department of Justice Civil Antitrust Practice and Procedure Manual, 2nd, Energy Antitrust Handbook, Handbook on Antitrust in Technology Industries, Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook, 2nd, Pharmaceutical Industry Antitrust Handbook, 2nd, and State Antitrust Enforcement Handbook, 3rd. The Section is as productive as ever – and then some.

A major part of what makes our Section so successful is our balance. The Section encourages participation by the plaintiffs, defendants, enforcers, internationalists, academics, students, judges, and everyone else with an interest in antitrust and consumer protection law. When issues are contested, the Section strives to make sure the arguments from both (or all) sides are faithfully represented. That balance, in turn, has enhanced the level of our scholarship and led to the widespread recognition of the Section as the place to go to learn and practice these important areas of the law. You, our members, get all the credit.

See you soon!


Jon Jacobson
Chair, Section of Antitrust Law 2017-2018
American Bar Association