November 02, 2020

Antitrust Fall Forum to feature Sen. Klobuchar, Rep. Cicilline, top enforcement officials

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2020 — Sen. Amy J. Klobuchar of Minnesota; U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline of Rhode Island; Makan Delrahim, Department of Justice assistant attorney general, Antitrust Division; and Joseph J. Simons, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, will be among the key speakers during the ABA Antitrust Law Section’s Fall Forum. This year’s forum, titled “The Future of Antitrust,” will be held virtually on Nov. 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Fall Forum will bring together practitioners, enforcers, academics and elected officials who will enlighten and educate the public about various aspects of the future of antitrust.

What:  
Fall Forum: The Future of Antitrust
Sponsored by the ABA Antitrust Law Section

When: 
Thursday, Nov. 12, from 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. ET

Where:
Online

The lineup of keynote speakers is as follows:

  • 10:05-10:20 a.m.: Representative Cicilline, chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, will speak about “Antitrust in the Next Congress.” He will talk about the committee’s work on examining antitrust enforcement in the technology sector.
  • 11:40 a.m.-noon: FTC Chairman Simons will provide an agency enforcement update.
  • §  12:05-12:30 p.m.: Bilal Sayyed, director of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, will provide an update and report on agency hearings.
  • 1-1:15 p.m.: Sen. Klobuchar, ranking member of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, will talk about the committee’s work on antitrust issues before the Senate.
  • 1:20-1:40 p.m.: Delrahim, head of the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, will provide his view on antitrust enforcement, the department’s recent actions and what is ahead.

Other highlights include discussions on:

  • 130 years of the Sherman Act
  • Antitrust and privacy in a national emergency
  • The future of economics in antitrust
  • The future of antitrust agencies
  • Presidential transition task force preview

The complete agenda can be viewed online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media registration, please contact Robert Robinson at Robert.Robinson@americanbar.org

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