The Trump administration’s antitrust enforcement record is still a work in progress, but it will give us a lot to talk about at this year’s Fall Forum. What lessons, if any, should we take from the DOJ’s attempt to block the AT&T/Time Warner transaction? Will the DOJ’s increased skepticism regarding conduct remedies and its efforts to make it easier to bring contempt actions against parties to consent decrees have an impact on merger clearance or deal certainty? Does the FTC, which has more new commissioners than at any time since its founding, share this DOJ’s view that a unilateral refusal to license a valid patent is per se legal, and if so what impact will that have on antitrust enforcement in the context of intellectual property? And as populist voices continue to press for broader and more vigorous antitrust activity, what might we expect from the extensive series of public workshops the FTC will hold this fall and winter regarding antitrust and consumer protection enforcement?
Please join us this November in Washington for exciting and provocative discussions – from a wide array of diverse viewpoints – about antitrust enforcement during these unsettled times.
At the 2018 Fall Forum, you will hear directly from senior government leaders offering their perspectives on the role and enforcement policies of the antitrust agencies. Our discussion of non-merger enforcement will cover the current issues in both private litigation and government enforcement – sham litigation, two-sided platforms and the potential impact of the Supreme Court’s American Express decision, “big data” and more. A stellar group of economists will discuss these cutting-edge issues from an economic perspective. And a panel of federal judges who have presided over some of the most significant recent antitrust trials will join us to provide their “views from the bench .”
After the speakers and panelists have had their say, you’ll be able to continue the dialogue with other leaders of the antitrust bar at an informal networking event.
Please plan to join us at this year’s Fall Forum, one of the highlights of the ABA Antitrust Section’s calendar. You will not want to miss it.
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