May 03, 2018

U.S. Justice Department’s Roger Alford to speak at ABA antitrust meeting in Germany

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2018 — Roger Alford, deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., will deliver the keynote address at the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s Global Seminar Series: Düsseldorf Public Interest Considerations & Competition Law seminar on May 8 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Alford, who heads up international affairs in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, will talk from 2:05-2:20 p.m. about the agency’s perspective on public interest consideration.

Global Seminar Series: Düsseldorf Public Interest Considerations & Competition Law
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Steigenberger Park Hotel
Koenigsallee 1a
40212 Düsseldorf Germany

The one-day seminar will feature a morning session focusing on the topic: “The Growing Scrutiny of Foreign Investments Around the World. Speakers are:

Steven P. Croley, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C.
Christopher Hutton, Hogan Lovells, London
Romina Polley, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Köln
Kirsten Webb, Clayton Utz, Sydney

The afternoon session will explore the topic: “The Increased Focus on Public Interest Considerations in Merger Reviews.” Speakers are:

Antonio Capobianco, OECD, Paris
Hartmut Schneider, WilmerHale, Washington, D.C.
Daniela Seeliger, Linklaters, Düsseldorf
Patrick Smith, RBB Economics, London

A complete agenda and updated list of speakers can be found online.

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Robert Robinson at 202-662-1097 or

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