October 22, 2018

Antitrust Spring Meeting



Welcome Letter



Welcome to the conference page for the 67th Annual ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting!  Mark your calendars and join us in Washington D.C. on March 27-29, 2019 for the largest competition and consumer protection law conference in the world.  The Spring Meeting brings together more than 3,300 practitioners from 65 countries to learn from an esteemed group of government enforcers, economists, private practitioners, in-house counsel, and academics.  
 
Several highlights of the Spring Meeting include more than 60 substantive panels about the latest legal developments (including litigation, international, and consumer protection "tracks"), a mock trial, and numerous opportunities to hear enforcers from around the world discuss competition and consumer protection policy.  In addition to the educational content, there are numerous opportunities to network with your colleagues at lunches, receptions and at the Spring Dinner.

 

Conference Hotels & Travel Information









Guests are also able to use the Group Code ABA when booking reservations on http://www.monaco-dc.com/ or over the phone through central reservations, 800-546-7866.



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

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.

AIRLINE INFORMATION

American Airlines
ABA Discount only available at ABA Egencia

Delta Airlines
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ABA File Global Meeting Code: NMR3V
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Online Meeting Event Code: NMR3V

United Airlines
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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.

 

Registration




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DISCOUNTS

Early Registration

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

ABA Antitrust Law Section Members
The registration rate for Antitrust Law Section is reduced for this conference as a member benefit.   The discount is reflected on the registration page online.

ABA Members
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 now and save by going to http://www.americanbar.org/membership/join_the_aba.html

Government Academics and Non-Profits
Available for those with a primary position at a government, academic or non-profit institution (e.g., law firm lawyers who also are adjunct professors would pay the law firm rate). The non-profit rate is available for those with a non-profit with no for-profit affiliation.
 
Law Students
A special rate is available for law students who have not passed a Bar or practiced law.  Availability is limited.

 

Various registration rates and discounts are available for your convenience.  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.

The following discounts are available to each attendee.  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.

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.

METHODS OF REGISTRATION

Online

  • For your convenience, online registration is available up until the day prior to the conference.
  • Your registration fee includes: admission to CLE sessions, CLE credit, breaks, and course materials.
  • During the registration process, please check for additional networking activities such as meals or tours.

On-site

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

CANCELLATIONS and SUBSTITUTIONS

Deadline for Cancellations: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

In the event of cancellation, a refund of the registration fee, less a $50.00 administrative fee, will be granted only for requests emailed to Patricia Harris (at-registrar@americanbar.org) by the cut-off date.  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.

The ABA reserves the right to cancel any conference or portion thereof and assumes no responsibility for personal expenses.

CONFIRMATIONS

Confirmations will be sent electronically within one day of online registration.  Please bring the confirmation with you to the conference.

COURSE MATERIALS

The course materials for each session will be compiled and distributed to conference delegates via an online link approximately one week prior to the conference.   Visual aid PowerPoints will be sent electronically following the conference.

PRESS

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 credentializing, 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.

RECORDING

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

ROSTERS

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

SPECIAL NEEDS/ALLERGIES

Please indicate special needs, whether ADA or special dietary, on your MyABA.com profile.  Please email at-registrar@amerianbar.org with questions.

Publications



Antitrust Law Developments (Eighth)

Antitrust Law Developments (Eighth) is the seminal comprehensive review of federal antitrust law, with reports on current case law and administrative and legislative developments current through 2016. This 2-volume set updates you on key decisions in the courts, and developments at the enforcement ...  

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Energy Antitrust Handbook, Second Edition

This Second edition of the Energy Antitrust Handbook presents a guide to an industry of increasing importance to the U.S. economy. It is written to assist energy, regulatory, and antitrust lawyers in understanding the multilayered complexity of this field by providing a basic background on...  

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Intellectual Property and Antitrust Handbook, Second Edition

Intellectual property laws foster competitive innovation through exclusivity for a limited time. Antitrust laws, on the other hand, encourage competition, including competition to innovate by restricting exclusionary behavior and limiting rivals' ability to coordinate their conduct. While the...  

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Obtaining Discovery Abroad, Second Edition

Since publication of the second edition of Insurance Antitrust Handbook, the insurance industry has been in the headlines regarding antitrust-related issues, including merger challenges, state and federal antitrust enforcement actions, and private party multidistrict litigation class action...  

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2018 Faculty



Rosa ABRANTES-METZ
Rachel ADCOX
Yong Seok AHN
Melanie AITKEN
Shylah ALFONSO
Roger ALFORD
Sarah ALLEN
Rebecca Haw ALLENSWORTH
Reiko AOKI
D. Jarrett ARP
Kevin ARQUIT
Juan ARTEAGA
Elizabeth ARTHUR
Dale ATKINSON
William BAER
Elizabeth BAILEY
Nicholas BANASEVIC
Anita BANICEVIC
Thomas BARNETT
John BATES
Adam BIEGEL
Daniel BLYNN
Joanna BOLTON
Jarod BONA
Richard BOULWARE, II
Lizabeth BRADY
Leah BRANNON
Logan BREED
Jeffrey BRENNAN
Laura BRETT
Patricia BRINK
Geff Brown
Daniel BROCKETT
Beau BUFFIER
Cristina CAFFARRA
Stephen CALKINS
Fiona CARLIN
Johanna CARRANE
Michael CARRIER
George CARY
Kevin CASTEL
Riccardo CELLI
Steven CERNAK
Karan CHANDHIOK
J. Anthony CHAVEZ
Stuart COCHRAN
Christopher COLE
Mary COLEMAN
Ian CONNER
Patricia CONNERS
John CONNOR
Gwendolyn COOLEY
Maureen COONEY
Alexandre CORDEIRO MACEDO
Andrea COSCELLI
Susan CREIGHTON
Amanda DAVIDOFF
Bruno DE LUCA DRAGO
Makan DELRAHIM
Ai DENG
Alan DEVLIN
Jan DHONT
Antonio DI DOMENICO
Megan DIXON
Ninette DODOO
Victor DOMEN JR
Bernice DONALD
David DRANOVE
James EASTMAN
Nicholas ECONOMIDES
Michael EGGE
Julie ELMER
Eric EMCH
David ERNST
Charles ESKRIDGE
Lesli ESPOSITO
Carles ESTEVA MOSSO
David EVANS
Tal EYAL-BOGER
Lesley FAIR
Lisa Jose FALES
Najah FARLEY
Roger FEATHERSTON
Deborah FEINSTEIN
Howard FELLER
Andrew FINCH
Beth FINNERTY
Stephanie FLEMING
Kathleen FOOTE
Dorothy FOUNTAIN
Lona FOWDUR
Eleanor FOX
Dona FRASER
Luke FROEB
Thomas FUNKE
Patricia GALVAN
Joshua GANS
Svetlana GANS
Deborah GARZA
Andrew GAVIL
Douglas GINSBURG
Mark GLASSMAN
Jonathan GLEKLEN
Aitan GOELMAN
Jose Domingo GOMEZ CASTALLO
Sathya GOSSELIN
Hillary GREENE
Margaret GUERIN-CALVERT
Rani HABASH
Jennifer Duncan HACKETT
Kevin HAHM
Laila HAIDER
Michael HAN
Gregory HANSEL
Myles HANSEN
Melinda HATTON
Michael HAUSFELD
John HAYES
Wolfgang HECKENBERGER
Adam HEMLOCK
C. Scott HEMPHILL
Brian HENRY
Roxann HENRY
Renata HESSE
Nicholas HILL
Carla HINE
Aaron HOAG
Christopher HOCKETT
Alan HOFFMAN
Bruce HOFFMAN
Caroline HOLLAND
Julia HOLTZ
August HORVATH
Timothy HOWE
Nathaniel HUBER-FLIFLET
Brian HUSEMAN
Susan HUTTON
Keith HYLTON
Bojana IGNJATOVIC
Susan ILLSTON
Clara INGEN-HOUSZ
Amy Berman JACKSON
Jeffrey JACOBSON
Jonathan JACOBSON
Karla JIMENEZ
John JOHNSON
Fiona JOLLY
J. Brent JUSTUS
Ilunga KALALA
Ryan KANTOR
Ankur KAPOOR
Elai KATZ
William KATZ, JR.
Katherine KAY
Karen KAZMERZAK
Donald KEMPF, JR
Janis KESTENBAUM
Amadeu KILKENNY-DIAW
Lisa KIMMEL
Gene KIMMELMAN
Stephen KINSELLA
Amy KLOBUCHAR
Ilene KNABLE GOTTS
Samantha KNOX
Gabrielle KOHLMEIER
James KOHM
Peter KOHN
Tara KOSLOV
William KOVACIC
Elizabeth KRAUS
James KRESS
Gary KUBEK
John KWOKA
Johannes LAITENBERGER
James LANGENFELD

Robert LANGER
Jon LAWRENCE
Richard LAWSON
Craig LEE
Hwang LEE
Jon LEIBOWITZ
Gail LEVINE
Timothy LONGMAN
Gregory LUIB
Niall LYNCH
Barry LYNN
Creighton MACY
Robert MAHINI
Eric MAHR
W. Robert MAJURE
Geoffrey MANNE
Amy MANNING
Geoff MANNING
Joel MARCUS
Phyllis MARCUS
Lynda MARSHALL
Jeffrey MARTINO
Joseph MATELIS
Daniel MATHESON
Robert MCDOWELL
Deirdre MCEVOY-COPPOCK
Michael MCFALLS
Terrell MCSWEENY
Amit MEHTA
Markus MEIER
A. Douglas MELAMED
Christine SIEGWARTH MEYER
Maneesha MITHAL
James MODRALL
Mike MOISEYEV
MJ MOLTENBREY
Frank MONTAG
Charles MOORE
Paul MOORE
Thomas MORGAN
Diana MOSS
Peter MUCCHETTI
Joseph MUELLER
Thomas MUELLER
Andreas MUNDT
Andrea MURINO
Timothy MURIS
James MUSGROVE
Joanna NEIDERMEYER
Aviv NEVO
W. Joseph NIELSEN
Bernard NIGRO
Maureen OHLHAUSEN
Alexander OKULIAR
Janusz ORDOVER
Jonathan ORSZAG
Leslie OVERTON
John OXENHAM
Thomas PAHL
Chul PAK
Richard PARKER
Sanford PASTROFF
Amy PERKO
Augustine PETER
Sonia PFAFFENROTH
Lisa PHELAN
Veronica PINOTTI
James PIZZIRUSSO
Sharis POZEN
Gene E.K. PRATTER
Elizabeth PREWITT
Marvin PRICE
Amy RALPH MUDGE
Edith RAMIREZ
Amanda REEVES
David REICHENBERG
Paula RENDER
Amadeu RIBEIRO
Cynthia RICHMAN
Tiffany RIDER
Michelle RINDONE
William RINNER
Cyril RITTER
John ROBERTI
Katrina ROBSON
Juan RODRIGUEZ
Dana ROSENFELD
Mark ROSMAN
Douglas ROSS
Shahin ROTHERMEL
Christopher SAGERS
Paul SAINT-ANTOINE
Jonathan SALLET
Steven SALOP
Deborah SALZBERGER
Hollis SALZMAN
Martha SAMUELSON
Margaret SANDERSON
Matt SAWCHAK
Fiona SCHAEFFER
Scott SCHEELE
Annette SCHILD
Deena SCHNEIDER
Hartmut SCHNEIDER
Falk SCHONING
Jennifer SCHWAB
Mark SEIDMAN
Terri SELIGMAN
James SELNA
Randal SHAHEEN
Nikhil SHANBHAG
Carl SHAPIRO
Howard SHELANSKI
Laura SHORES
Christine SIEGWARTH MEYER
Bruce SIMON
Constantine SIMON
Paul SINGER
Greg SIVINSKI
Brent SNYDER
Gigi SOHN
Jon SOLOMON
Joshua SOVEN
Maarten STASSEN
Gerald STEIN
Abigail STEMPSON
Richard STEUER
Hugh STEVENSON
Peta STEVENSON
Lauren STIROH
Maurice STUCKE
Bonny SWEENY
John TALADAY
Mariana TAVARES DE ARAUJO
John TERZAKEN
Heather TEWKSBURY
Aileen THOMPSON
Jon TIGAR
Forrest TREAT
Randolph TRITELL
Joanna TSAI
David TURETSKY
Douglas TWEEN
Anahid UGURLAYAN
Rebecca VALENTINE
Tommaso VALLETTI
Margrethe VESTAGER
Michael VITA
Theodore VOORHEES
Suzanne WACHSSTOCK
Karen WALKER
Shana WALLACE
Margaret WARD
Robert WARK
Frederick WARREN-BOULTON
Wendy WASZMER
Shaundra WATSON
Shelley WEBB
Randall WEINSTEN
Hill WELLFORD
Michael WHINSTON
Melissa WHITEHEAD
Mark WHITENER
Claudia WILKEN
Darrell WILLIAMS
Nicole WILLIAMS
Kurt WIMMER
Lynn WINMILL
Tor WINSTON
Shari Mulrooney WOLLMAN
Stephen Kai-yi WONG
Deon WOODS BELL
Joshua WRIGHT
Lawrence WU
Tim WU
Christopher YOO
Gary ZANFAGNA
Eugene ZELEK
Ginger ZHE JIN
Thomas ZYCH