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October 05, 2023

ABA Antitrust Law Section hosts Oct. 12 enforcement program in San Francisco

CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2023 — State and federal enforcers will join federal judges and antitrust lawyers at the in-person 2nd Annual American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section enforcers roundtable in San Francisco on Oct. 12.

2023 Antitrust Public/Private Enforcement Roundtable
Sponsored by the ABA Antitrust Law Section

Thursday, Oct. 12, 1:30-6:30 PDT

Hotel Zelos
12 Fourth Street
San Francisco, California

The roundtable will offer diverse perspectives from federal and state enforcers, the private plaintiffs’ bar and U.S. District Court judges from the Northern District of California on the issues that arise in parallel litigation involving public antitrust enforcement and related private civil antitrust lawsuits. The program’s roundtable format will be geared to provide opportunities for attendees to hear from speakers and engage in discussions.

In “Judges’ Perspective,” federal judges James Donato and Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, both of the Northern District of California in Oakland, will lead the discussion. from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Other programs are:

“Enforcers’ Perspective on Public/Private Enforcement” — Speakers are Paula L. Blizzard, senior assistant attorney general, Antitrust Law Section, California Department of Justice, San Francisco; Christopher J. Carlberg, trial attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, San Francisco; and Thomas N. Dahdouh, attorney advisor, Federal Trade Commission, San Francisco.
2:15-3:15 p.m.

“Private Plaintiffs’ Perspective” — Speakers are Dean M. Harvey, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco; Dena Sharp, Girard Sharp, San Francisco; and Judith A. Zahid, Zelle LLP, San Francisco.
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

The full agenda, with speakers, for the afternoon program is here. The program is open to the media but registration is required. Media who wish to attend should contact [email protected] by noon PDT Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.