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ABA Antitrust Conference Features FTC Chairman and Other Government Officials


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ABA Antitrust Conference Features FTC Chairman and Other Government Officials

By Daniel Buchanan

CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2012 – A question-and-answer session with Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz will highlight a conference of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Oct. 4-6 in Williamsburg, Va.

The conference features sessions in which seasoned practitioners and government enforcers will provide cutting-edge insight and practical pointers on topics such as merger clearance, cartel practice, unilateral conduct, class-action litigation, antitrust economics, distribution issues and non-U.S. competition law.

Leibowitz will speak on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 11:45 a.m. Other government and industry officials to speak include:

  • Belinda Barnett, criminal deputy general counsel, U.S. Department of Justice;
  • Rachel Brandenburger, special adviser, international, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division;
  • Kenneth Heyer, deputy director, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics;
  • Lynda Marshall, assistant chief, foreign commerce, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division;
  • Leslie Overton, deputy assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division;
  • Scott Scheele, assistant chief, networks and technology enforcement, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division;
  • Randolph Tritell, director, office of international affairs, Federal Trade Commission; and
  • Richard Wallis, vice president and deputy general counsel, Microsoft Corp., Interactice Entertainment Business.

Click here for further information on the Antitrust Masters Course conference. Click here for a printable agenda and speakers roster.

For media credentials and additional information, please contact Ira Pilchen at There is no charge for media to cover this event.

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The ABA Section of Antitrust Law is the leading professional organization for those interested in the fields of antitrust and competition law, trade regulation, consumer protection and economics. Its more than 8,000 members include lawyers and non-lawyers from private law firms, in-house counsel, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, federal and state government agencies, as well as judges, professors and law students. The section provides an outstanding assortment of conferences, committee programs, publications, discussion groups and timely updates on recent developments in all facets of antitrust and consumer protection law.

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