May 27, 2020

#60 From Virtual Spring Meeting: Where Do Vertically Integrated Digital Platforms End?

This special episode is the audio of a program that ran during the ABA Antitrust Section’s popular Virtual Spring Meeting April 20-May 1, 2020 – enjoy!

New business models centered on evolving/expanding platforms raise critical questions about inter- and intrafirm relationships. How should regulators and competitors view these firms? Are they necessary ecosystem providers or threats to competitors’ future growth and relevance? Is vertical digital platform integration welfare-enhancing or a means of restricting competition?

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Session Chair/Moderator

Gabrielle Z.A. Kohlmeier, Associate General Counsel, Verizon Communications, Washington, DC


  • Cristina Caffarra, Charles River Associates, Brussels
  • Thomas Kramler, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels
  • The Honorable Noah J. Phillips, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC Craig A. Waldman, Jones Day, San Francisco, CA

Presented by the Corporate Counseling, Federal & Civil Enforcement, and Unilateral Conduct Committees