Congratulations to Our Outstanding Performance Award Winners!

Deona Kalala

presented in recognition of the Antitrust Law Section's Diversity Initiatives

Hollis Salzman

presented posthumously in recognition of the Antitrust Law Section's Mentorship Program

Matt Sawchak

Presented in recognition of the Antitrust Law Section's Antitrust Law Journal

Congratulations to Our Fall Forum Writing Competition Winners!

Angela Nieves

Angela is a third-year student at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens, Florida with a passion for academic writing. In addition to the paper chosen for this year’s ABA Antitrust Law Section Fall Forum Student Writing Competition, Angela has written a paper on trademarks that was published earlier this year by the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, and an article on cyber insurance that will be published in spring 2021 by the Journal of Law and Technology at Catholic University. As Managing Editor of the St. Thomas Law Review, Angela strives to help members become published authors and looks forward to continue mentoring students post-graduation. With a professional background in music, translation, and television production, she has a special interest in intellectual property law, and hopes to practice in that area one day.

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Rita Xia

Yiran “Rita” Xia is a third-year law student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law-Bloomington and received her B.A. from the University of Virginia. Rita has been a Law Student Ambassador with the Antitrust Law Section since September 2019. In this role, she writes for the IP Committee and assists with other committee projects. She is actively involved in the Diversity.Advanced Committee and Section-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives. In law school, Rita is an executive editor on IP Theory Law Journal, Dean’s Teaching Assistant for Civil Procedure, and Bradley Fellow in Criminal Law and Procedure. Rita has served in various leadership roles including President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. Rita is interning with the DOJ Antitrust Division over winter break and will represent her law school in the Global Antitrust Institute Invitational Moot Court Competition in February 2021.

Antitrust Law Section Bar Service Award

This award seeks to recognize a Section member who is an accomplished practitioner in the field of antitrust or consumer protection and who has distinguished himself or herself through his or her dedication to and passion for service to the Section and/or, more generally, to the Association.

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Antitrust Law Section Distinguished Public Service Award

This award seeks to recognize a Section member who has distinguished himself or herself through his or her dedication to and passion for public service in the field of antitrust or consumer protection. For purposes of this award, “public service” is defined as government service (state or federal; legislative, executive, or judicial branch; foreign competition or consumer protection authorities); teaching or research in an academic or other nonprofit setting; or service on a non-profit entity. For purposes of this award, a Section member’s record of public service may reflect one or more of the preceding categories of service.

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Antitrust Law Section Hall Of Fame

The Antitrust Law Section honors those individuals for their lives of achievement and service to the cause of promoting competition and protecting consumers.

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Antitrust Law Section Young Lawyer Innovative Service Award

All young lawyer members of the Antitrust Law Section qualify as potential recipients of this award. There are no limitations on the nature or duration of the service that qualifies a young lawyer member for award consideration; for example, the service may relate to a particular Section project or event undertaken within a given bar year or it may reflect sustained contributions to the Section over the span of two or more bar years. What matters is the character of the service—does the service stand out as being singularly creative or innovative, and particularly useful or valuable to the Section? This award seeks to highlight the contributions of an individual young lawyer member although those contributions may have been made in a team environment or group setting.

Consumer Protection Committee Law Student Essay Contest

This project provides an opportunity to expand the role of the ABA in the area of Consumer Protection among law students, professors and practitioners by inviting students to participate in a discussion on hot topics in consumer protection.

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2019-2020 Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Writing Competition for Young Lawyers

Calling all law students and new attorney authors! You are invited to submit your original article, comment or note on data privacy and cybersecurity law to The American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section’s 2019-2020 Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Writing Competition for Young Lawyers. The Contest is seeking original, un-published submissions from law students or lawyers in their first 5 years of legal practice on the topic of data privacy and cybersecurity law.

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2020 Fall Forum Student Writing Competition

Calling all law students! You are invited to submit an original article on the future of Antitrust Law to The American Bar Association ("ABA”) Antitrust Law Section’s 2020 Fall Forum Student Writing Competition (the “Contest”). The Contest is seeking original, un-published submissions from U.S.-based law students on the topic, Does Antitrust Law, Consumer Protection or Privacy Law Need to be Modernized for the 21st Century

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International Scholar-in-Residence Program

This program provides funding for two international scholars per year to visit the United States to pursue their competition policy-related research. Applications are invited from junior faculty members (those who have been engaged in full-time teaching for five years or less) as well as current or recent Ph.D. students who have a demonstrated interest in the study of competition policy. Recipients have been from France, Italy, Brussels, Australia, England, and Norway.

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Janet D. Steiger Fellowship

This eight to ten-week paid Fellowship provides law students an opportunity to work in the consumer protection and antitrust departments of state and territorial offices of Attorneys General throughout the United States. This consumer protection outreach initiative introduces law students to the rewards of legal careers in public service. Thirty-five fellows were placed for the summer of 2020.

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2020 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The Antitrust Law Section is a proud co-sponsor of the Litigation Section’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) that provides internship opportunities to diverse law students. This project was started in 2000 by the Antitrust Law Section and taken over by the Litigation Section in 2002. To date more than 2,800 students have interned with federal and state judges: many in antitrust law.

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Robert Pitofsky Student Writing Competition

The Robert Pitofsky Student Writing Competition rewards law student articles on antitrust law, competition policy and consumer protection law.

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2019 Writing Winner

Derrian A. Smith is a 3L at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He has served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Indiana Law Journal and as a Janet D. Steiger Fellow in the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. He holds a B.A. in Sociology and Philosophy from Indiana University – Indianapolis (IUPUI). Derrian’s winning article, titled Taming Sherman’s Wilderness, is forthcoming in Volume 94 of the Indiana Law Journal. After graduation, Derrian will join the Indianapolis office of Frost Brown Todd LLC as an associate.