JEP

Antitrust Law & Economics Institute for Judges, October 6-9, 2013

Agenda

Sunday, October 6

Classes and dinner held at Le Méridien Arlington

3:30 - 4:00 pm

 

RegistrationVivace Foyer

4:00 - 5:30 pm

 

Welcoming Remarks, Vivace A

 

Daniel D. Polsby, Dean and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Howard FellerSitting Vice-Chair, Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Paul H. Friedman, Partner, Dechert, LLP

 

Overview of Antitrust, Antitrust Statutes, and Antitrust Enforcement

 

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

Comcast Corp v. Behrend
In re: Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation

5:45 - 8:00 pm

 

Reception and Dinner, Vivace B

 

Keynote Address
Katherine B. Forrest

 

Monday, October 7

Classes held at George Mason University School of Law, Hazel Hall, Room 215

7:00 & 7:30 am

 

Bus Departs, Le Méridien Arlington for George Mason University School of Law

7:00 - 7:50 am

 

Breakfast, Rear Atrium

8:00 - 10:00 am

 

Market Definition, Market Share and Entry Barriers as Circumstantial Evidence of Market Power | Kovacic

10:15 - 11:30 am

 

Role of Economics in Antitrust Litigation

Vandy M. Howell, Vice President, Cornerstone Research

11:30 - 12:30 pm

 

Lunch, Rear Atrium

12:30 - 1:45 pm

 

Cartels

 

C. Scott Hemphill, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Leslie M. Marx, Robert A. Bandeen Professor of Economics, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Reading Assignment:
Robert C. Marshall and Leslie M. Marx, The Economics of Conclusion, MIT Press, 2012: Chapter 11 (excluding the appendix and sections marked with *)

2:00 - 3:15 pm

 

Agreement and Facilitation Practices | Hemphill & Marx

 

Reading Assignment:
Kovacic, Marshall, Marx, and White. "Plus Factors and Agreement in Antitrust Law." Michigan Law Review. (2011)

3:30 - 4:45 pm

 

Statistical Evidence

 

Bruce H. Kobayashi, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

5:00 pm

Bus Departs, George Mason University School of Law for Le Méridien Arlington

 

Adjourn for the Day, Evening on your own

 

Tuesday, October 8

Classes held at George Mason University School of Law, Hazel Hall, Room 215

7:00 & 7:30 am

 

Bus Departs, Le Méridien Arlington for George Mason University School of Law

7:00 - 7:50 am

 

Breakfast, Rear Atrium

8:00 - 10:00 am

 

Exclusionary Conduct

 

Jonathan B. BakerProfessor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
Amanda P. ReevesPartner, Lantham and Watkins LLP

10:15 - 11:30 am

 

Evidence and Presumptions

 

Steven C. Salop, Professor of Economics and Law, Georgetown University Law Center
The Honorable Joshua D. Wright, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission and Professor of Law (on leave), George Mason University School of Law

11:30 - 12:30 pm

 

Lunch, Rear Atrium

12:30 -2:30 pm

 

Panel Discussion
What Does Comcast Portend for Economic Evidence Concerning Impact, Both on Class Certification and on the Merits?

 

Roxann E. HenryPartner, Morrison & Foerster
Vandy M. Howell, Vice President, Cornerstone Research
Stephen NeuwirthPartner, Quinn Emanuel
Lawrence WuPresident, NERA Economic Consulting

Moderator: Paul H. FriedmanPartner, Dechert LLP

2:35 pm

 

Bus Departs, George Mason University School of Law for Le Méridien Arlington and Washington, DC

6:30 pm

 

Bus Departs, Le Méridien Arlington for The Hamilton

7:00 - 9:00 pm

 

Reception & Dinner

 

Keynote Address: "Law & Economics: A View from the Bench"
The Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg,
 Senior Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law 

9:00 pm

 

Bus Departs, The Hamilton for Le Méridien Arlington

 

Wednesday, October 9

Classes held at George Mason University School of Law, Hazel Hall, Room 215

7:00 & 7:30 am

 

Bus Departs, Le Méridien Arlington for George Mason University School of Law

7:00 - 7:50 am

 

Breakfast, Rear Atrium

8:00 - 9:15 am

 

Intellectual Property Antitrust Interface

 

Damien GeradinPartner, Covington & Burlington LLP 
Anne Layne-Farrar, Vice President, Charles River Associates

9:30 - 12:30 pm

 

Mock Trial & Jury Deliberations 

 

Mock trial of a Sherman Act case before a live jury, followed by Jury Deliberations and Q & A of the jurors. 

12:30 - 2:00 pm

 

Lunch & Mock Trail Debrief, Rear Atrium

2:00 pm

Adjourn

 

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