October 19, 2018

Masters Course


Welcome Letter

Every two years, the ABA Section of Antitrust Law puts on the highly-acclaimed Masters Course—a conference that provides deeper insight into key antitrust principles for experienced associates, partners, and government and in-house attorneys.  This is an unmatched training opportunity featuring a stellar line-up of senior antitrust practitioners in the public and private sectors.  Participants will come away with an enhanced substantive understanding of today’s most pressing antitrust concepts as well as practical approaches to everyday antitrust challenges from the best minds in the field.  This year, the conference will take place from October 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD. 

Please join us if you want to:

  • deepen your knowledge and understanding of antitrust law and economics;
  • learn from many of the most respected practitioners, academics, and government enforcers in our field;
  • take in some of the fabulous networking that occurs at conferences organized by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law; and
  • get to know some of the key figures in the field in an intimate environment (i.e., one where attendance is capped).

Let us also assure all Chairs of law firm Antitrust Practice Groups that this will be a highly worthwhile investment in the talents of your rising stars. By participating in this intensive three-day program, your associates and young partners will gain invaluable insights into the latest and most important antitrust developments, become equipped with the same practice tools that are used by some of the most experienced antitrust practitioners in the field, and will become personally acquainted with many distinguished leaders of the antitrust Bar. So be sure to register your firm's best and brightest for this outstanding program.

We look forward to seeing you at the Chesapeake Bay! 



Melanie AITKEN



Elizabeth BAILEY




Arthur BURKE






Michael EGGE



Kathryn FENTON



Deborah GARZA

Andrew GAVIL


Roxann HENRY

Renata HESSE



Alison JONES






Bernard NIGRO


Richard PARKER

Elizabeth PREWITT

Mindee J. REUBEN


Irving SCHER




Lawrence WU





Various registration rates and discounts are available for your convenience. The ABA automatically adjusts registrations submitted at the incorrect rate. Full payment at the correct rate must be received in order to process your registration and CLE credits. The ABA does not accept wire transfers or purchase orders.


Registration Rate ABA Antitrust
Early Bird/Regular
ABA Member
Early Bird/Regular
Early Bird/Regular
List Rates $1,695/1,795 $1,795/1,895 $1,895/1,995
Law Students/
$595/$695 $695/$795 $795/$895


Early Registration

Registrations received by the cut-off will be processed at the advance registration rate.

Member Discounts:

  • ABA Antitrust Law Section Members save just by being a section member. The discount is reflected on the registration page.
  • Join the Section of Antitrust Law ($60.00) and register at the reduced rate reserved for Antitrust Law Section members.
  • Not an ABA Member?  Join here (hyperlink to http://ambar.org/join) today and save

Academics and Government

Available for those with a primary position at a government or academic institution (e.g., law firm lawyers who also are adjunct professors would pay the law firm rate)

LLM Rate

Available for those pursuing an LLM degree with no for-profit affiliation.

Non-profit Rate

Available for those with a non-profit with no for-profit affiliation.

Law Students

Reduced registration is available for currently enrolled law students who have not passed a Bar or practiced law.  Availability is limited.


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• For your convenience, online registration is available up until the day prior to the conference. An electronic confirmation will be sent to the email address provided.

• Your registration fee includes: admission to CLE sessions, CLE credit, breaks, and course materials.

Those registered by the cut-off date will be included on the Attendee Roster posted on the conference website and will have access to the course materials prior to the conference.

• During the registration process, please check for additional networking activities such as meals or tours.


• The ABA will take on-site registrations pending space availability.  Please check the online agenda for registration hours.


CANCELLATIONS and SUBSTITUTIONS—Deadline is September 27, 2018

In the event of cancellation, a refund of the registration fee, less a $50.00 administrative fee, will be granted only for written requests emailed to at-registrar@americanbar.org by the cut-off date.  There will be no refunds after this date.  Please allow four to six weeks after the conference for the processing of any refunds.   The ABA reserves the right to cancel any conference or portion thereof and assumes no responsibility for personal expenses.

Written (emailed) requests for substitutions will be permitted prior to the conference for requests received by the cut-off date. After this date, substitutions will need to be made on-site. There is no additional cost for substitutions. Substitutions are not permitted once a registrant has registered on-site or after the conference has occurred. Only the substitute will be eligible for CLE credit. The substitute and original registrant must work out the payment between themselves.


An e-mail containing the link to course materials will be sent out to all registered attendees one week prior to the Conference.


ABA press credentials are available to reporters, editors working as reporters, producers, camera operators and still photographers who present official proof of employment. Exceptions must be approved by the Director of the ABA Communications & Media Relations Division or his/her designee. For credentials, please contact abanews@americanbar.org.

The open meetings policy states that meetings are open to all members of the Association and representatives of the media, except executive sessions. When media interest is present, Communications & Media Relations will screen and qualify reporters, handle media registration and issue “news media” badges.


No audio recording or videotaping of any part of the conference will be permitted.


A roster of conference participants is available on the conference website and updated on a weekly basis. Participants must be registered to be listed.


Financial scholarship applications are available for this conference. To request an application or receive additional information, contact: at-registrar@americanbar.org.  Attorneys who qualify will receive at least a 50% reduction in the course fee(s).  This does not include any reduction in meals, lodging, or travel costs associated with the course.


Update www.myaba.org (or email at-registrar@americanbar.org) with any ADA/special needs or allergies at least two (2) weeks prior to the conference.


Travel Information


Individuals are responsible for making their own travel accommodations.

Individuals with guaranteed reservations must cancel their reservations 24 hours prior to the scheduled day of arrival to avoid a one-night cancellation charge.

  • Rate includes wifi
  • Check-in time of 4:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am.


Local Travel

Bay Runner Shuttle from BWI to hotelFare: $69 per person each way

The shuttle will pick you up from BWI drop you off right at the hotel

Note: If you would like to take public transportation from DC, you can take the Amtrak from Washington DC Union Station to BWI Rail Station and catch the Bayrunner Shuttle right outside the BWI Rail  station.  Amtrak tickets inclusive of Bayrunner Shuttle fare are available.  Please go to Amtrak.com for details.

Airline Information

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Travel Distance: Approximately 79 Miles (90 min. drive) (RECOMMENDED)

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Travel Distance: Approximately 92 Miles (2 hour drive)

Washington Dulles International Airport
Travel Distance: Approximately 117 Miles (2 hours and 40 min. drive)

With ABA Egencia*, you can automatically obtain ABA negotiated airfare discounts for travel to the ABA Meetings. ABA Egencia enables you to purchase the best airfare at the time of booking, by providing you with the ability to search for and compare fares from virtually every airline serving the destination.

Reservations with ABA Egencia can be made online or offline. For offline reservations, call (877) 833-6285. ABA Egencia is available online via ABA Travel Services*. ABA airfare discounts on some carriers may also be obtained by purchasing your tickets under the ABA Discount Codes directly from the airline or through your travel agent.

American Airlines
ABA Discount only available at ABA Egencia

Delta Airlines
ABA File Global Meeting Code: NMR3V
Discount available at www.delta.com
Online Meeting Event Code: NMR3V

United Airlines
For ABA Meetings Only - Agreement Code: 633818 / Z Code: ZE6X
Discount available at www.united.com
Not for Leisure Travel
Online Discount Code: ZE6X633818 in the Promotions and Certificates box

*A Travel Profile is required when booking airline reservations with ABA Egencia, click for more information.


We recommend the following sites for international attendees making travel arrangements to the United States.

U.S. State Department
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
TSA--What to Know Before You Go

We encourage anyone traveling from outside the U.S., to attend an ABA conference, to verify the requirements to enter the U.S.

We can provide a standard letter from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law confirming the reason you or your guests wish to enter the country and request that a visa be issued promptly.

We are only able to provide visa letters for delegates whose conference registration fees have been paid in full and are not from countries embargoed by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Control. If we have already supplied you with a visa letter for your guest(s) and the name of that guest subsequently changes, we can only provide another visa letter upon receipt of the original letter. The ABA reserves the right to refuse to issue visa letters at its discretion.

The ABA will provide a full refund of registration fees for delegates whose request for a visa was denied.

To obtain a visa letter, please contact us by email at-registrar@americanbar.org with Visa Request in the subject line.



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