Chair's Message to Leadership

Thank you to everyone who attended the 67th Antitrust Spring Meeting.  I hope you found the programs of value.  Please join me in thanking all of those who contributed to pulling together a great conference, including members, speakers and ABA staff.  A special thanks to this year’s co-chairs, Adam Biegel and Renata Hesse.  We broke attendance records again, with 3,585 attendees from 70 countries.

Please consider joining us for two upcoming regional programs:

On May 9-10, Antitrust in the Americas in Buenos Aires.  This is a more intimate gathering of enforcers and practitioners from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and the United States, with invited keynote speakers His Excellency Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina, and Ignacio Werner, Secretary of Internal Commerce, Ministry of Production & Labor, Buenos Aires.  The closing Keynote will be given by The Honorable Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Washington, DC.

On June 17, the Global Private Litigation Conference will take place in Berlin.  The Conference presents a world-class line-up of private plaintiff and defense litigators, as well as government enforcers, economists, corporate counsel, academics and jurists from around the globe, all to share insights into the continuing path of multi-jurisdictional and collective antitrust redress.

Finally, the Section is blessed with extraordinary leaders serving as Officers and Council Members, and the Nominating Committee has ensured that the Section will be well served into the future. Please take the time to read the 2019 Nominating Committee Report.

Deborah A. Garza
Chair, 2018-2019