George Mason Law Review’s 20th Annual Antitrust Symposium


Event Details


LR Seal-FINALTwenty Years in Antitrust and Lessons for a New Administration

The last twenty years has seen a massive proliferation of competition agencies around the globe, increasing to nearly than 130 to date. Twenty years later, the globalization of antitrust has become even more pronounced. On the 20th Anniversary of the George Mason Antitrust Symposium, global leaders in the field of antitrust discussed changes over the last twenty years and lessons for the new administration.

AGENDA

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Opening Keynote and A Conversation with former FTC Commissioner Joshua D. Wright and Tad Lipsky

Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

Joshua D. Wright, University Professor and Executive Director, Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Abbott B. Lipsky, Jr., Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

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Panel One: Chinese Merger Law

Panelists:

Jing He, Senior Consultant, AnJie Law Firm

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

Joanna Tsai, Vice President, Charles River Associates

Mark D. Whitener, Senior Counsel, Competition Law & Policy, General Electric Company

Moderator:

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

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Panel Two: From Staples to Staples – 20 Years of Merger Enforcement in the United States

Panelists:

Orley C. Ashenfelter, Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics, Princeton University

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

Deborah L. Feinstein, Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission

Matthew J. Reilly, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Chetan Sanghvi, Managing Director, NERA Economic Consultants

Moderator:

Paul T. Denis, Partner, Dechert LLP

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Luncheon Keynote

Introduction: The Globalization of Competition Law in the Past 20 Years and the Advent of Brazilian Competition Law
Terry Calvani, Of Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Keynote Speaker: Brazilian Perspective on Mergers and Unilateral Conduct
Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo, Commissioner, Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)

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Panel Three: Legal Issues Regarding Pension Reform

Panelists:

Hiram Andrews, Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

James I. Harlan, Director of Standards and Competition Policy, InterDigital

Greg A. Sivinski, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft

Koren W. Wong-Ervin, Director, Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Moderator:

Anne Layne-Farrar, Vice President, Charles River Associates

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Panel Four: Globalization of Cartel Enforcement

Panelists:

Vinicius Marques de Carvalho, Yale World Fellow, Yale University and Former President, Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)

Minji Kim, Deputy Director, Korea Fair Trade Commission

Bruce C. McCulloch, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Gary R. Spratling, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

John M. Taladay, Partner, Baker Botts 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 Antonin Scalia Law School