18th Annual Antitrust Symposium: Perspectives on Global Competition Law


Event Details


Program Description: This symposium focused on the unique challenges in competition and antitrust law across differing global regimes. Panels discussed class actions and private actions, economics and economic evidence across differing antitrust regimes, non-competition goals in global antitrust law, and remedies and commitments across differing antitrust regimes. Expert panelists and speakers presented viewpoints of both domestic and international antitrust regimes. The symposium also featured morning and lunch keynote addresses.

Agenda

Conversation with Corporate Counsel

Speakers:
Aimee Imundo, Senior Counsel, Competition Law and Compliance, General Electric

David T. Blonder, Director, Legal Counsel, Regulatory and Privacy, BlackBerry LTD

Jaffer M. Abbasi, Compliance Counsel, Chevron Corporation

Commentator:
Terry Calvani, Of Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP


Class Actions and Private Actions

Panelists:
James G. Kress, Partner, Baker Botts LLP

Damien Geradin, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Michelle M. Burtis, Vice President, Charles River Associates

Christine Siegwarth Meyer, Senior Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting

Reena A. Gambhir, Partner, Hausfeld LLP

Moderator:
Thomas Ensign, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP


Economics and Economic Evidence Across Regimes

Reading Assignment: Yong Huang et al., Essential Facilities Doctrine and Its Application in Intellectual Property Space Under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015).

Panelists:
Elizabeth X. Wang, Principal, Charles River Associates

H. Stephen Harris, Jr., Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe

Subramaniam Ramanarayanan, Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting
Moderator
Bruce H. Kobayashi, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law


Luncheon Keynote, Randolph W. Tritell

Keynote Speaker:
Randolph W. Tritell, Director, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission


Non-Competition Goals in Global Antitrust

Panelists:
James F. Rill, Senior Counsel, Baker Botts LLP

William E. Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, Professor of Law, and Director, Competition Law Center, The George Washington University Law School

D. Daniel Sokol, Professor, Levin College of Law University of Florida

John A. Jurata, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Moderator:
Timothy J. Muris, Of Counsel, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and George Mason University Foundation Professor, George Mason University School of Law


Remedies and Commitments Across Regimes

Panelists:
The Honorable Joshua D. Wright, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

George S. Cary, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Bruce McCulloch, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Abbott B. Lipsky, Jr., Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Moderator:
The Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg, Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Research

The following articles were published as 22 George Mason Law Review (No. 5, 2015):

Terry Calvani, Jaffer Abbasi, David Blonder, Aimee Imundo, Keynote Panel Discussion

Damien Geradin, “Collective Redress for Antitrust Damages in the European Union: Is this a Reality Now?

Yong Huang, Elizabeth Xiao-Ru Wang, & Roger Xin Zhang, “Essential Facilities Doctrine and Its Application in Intellectual Property Space Under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law

John “Jay” Jurata & Inessa Mirkin Owens, “A New Trade War: Applying Domestic Antitrust Laws to Foreign Patents

William E. Kovacic, “The United States and Its Future Influence on Global Competition Policy

Derek W. Moore & Joshua D. Wright, “Conditional Discounts and the Law of Exclusive Dealing

Daniel Sokol, “Tensions Between Antitrust and Industrial Policy

Randolph W. Tritell, “Meeting the Challenges of the Evolving International Antitrust Landscape