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September 14, 2023

Antitrust Law Section hosts web session on Sept. 19 focusing on competition in an innovation economy

CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2023 — The American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section will kick off a free web series on Sept. 19 exploring antitrust issues for an innovation economy, including the future of competition, the primacy of innovation, the future of funding for start-ups/entrants and issues that cut across antitrust merger and conduct review.

The first program, “Moving Beyond Dynamic Competition: Antitrust Policy for an Innovation Economy,” will include current and former government enforcement officials and legal and economic thought leaders discussing innovation and the future of competition. 

Moving Beyond Dynamic Competition: Antitrust Policy for an Innovation Economy”
Sponsored by the ABA Antitrust Law Section

Tuesday, Sept. 19, noon-1 p.m. EDT

How to watch: 
Livestream – register here.

Panelists will examine the future of the innovation economy and explore the main issues on the horizon, including the tools and topics on which lawyers, economists and business leaders should focus. Speakers will be Susan Athey, chief economist, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division; Arun Gupta, professor of entrepreneurship at Georgetown University and venture partner at Columbia Capital; and Sonia Pfaffenroth, partner at Arnold & Porter.

The panel will be co-moderated by Andy Gavil, professor of law at Howard University and senior of counsel at Crowell & Moring LLP, and Carla Hine, counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Plans are to continue the series into next year. In addition, the Antitrust Law Journal will publish a “Beyond Dynamic Competition” symposium in Volume 86 in 2024.  The editorial content will cover a wide range of viewpoints and seek to decipher the complexities of issues regarding dynamic competition, ranging from Schumpeterian skepticism of antitrust intervention in dynamic markets to a more interventionist approach invoking dynamic competition to protect the opportunity for nascent and potential players to compete.

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