George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

17th Annual Law Review Symposium on Antitrust Law “The FTC: 100 Years of Antitrust and Competition Policy”

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The proceedings of this symposium were published in the George Mason Law Review, vol. 21, no. 5 (2014).

Law Review Program Co-Sponsored by the LEC

Program Description: The George Mason Law Review and the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law proudly present the George Mason Law Review 17th Annual Antitrust Symposium “The FTC: 100 Years of Antitrust and Competition Policy.” In commemoration of the Federal Trade Commission’s centennial, the symposium will focus on the FTC’s unique contributions to the development antitrust policy. The symposium will feature an opening keynote address by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and a keynote lunch panel featuring several former FTC Chairs including Jon Leibowitz, Timothy J. Muris, and James C. Miller III. The remainder of the day will consist of panel discussions on the Commission’s role in several developing areas of antitrust and will feature the Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg, Commissioner Julie Brill, Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen, and Commissioner Joshua D. Wright.


Opening Keynote Address

The Honorable Edith RamirezChairwoman, Federal Trade Commission


Panel One: Intellectual Property and Antitrust

The Honorable Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

John “Jay” JurataPartner, Orrick, Herrington & Suttcliffe LLP

C. Scott Hemphill, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Moderator: James C. Cooper, Director, Research and Policy, Law & Economics Center and Lecturer in Law, George Mason University School of Law

Panel Two: Mergers

William BlumenthalPartner, Sidley Austin LLP

Chetan Sanghvi, Senior Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting

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

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


Luncheon Panel

Keynote Panelists:

Jon D. LeibowitzPartner, David Polk & Wardwell LLP

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

James C. Miller III, Senior Advisor, Husch Blackwell LLP

Moderator: William C. MacLeod, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Panel Three: State and Professional Restriants

The Honorable Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason University School of Law

Thomas G. Krattenmaker, Formerly Professor, Georgetown University Law Center and Formerly Dean, William & Mary Law School

Harry First, Charles L. Denison Professor of Law, Director of the Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program, New York Univeristy School of Law

Moderator: James C. Cooper, Director, Research and Policy, Law & Economics Center and Lecturer in Law, George Mason University School of Law

Panel Four: Section 5 Policy

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

Sharis A. Pozen, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Justin “Guz” Hurwitz, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nebrasksa College of Law

Carl W. Hittinger, Partner, DLA Piper and Co-Chair, US Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group

Moderator: Bruce McCulloch, Partner, Freshfields Bruchkaus Ceringer


The proceedings of the conference have been published as George Mason Law Review, vol. 21, no. 5 (2014)

Ohlhausen, Maureen K., “100 is the New 30: Recommendations for the FTC’s Next 100 Years.”

Blumenthal, William, and Dnes, Stephen, “The Accidental Conception of Multijurisdictional Merger Review.”

Calvani, Terry, and Diveley, Angela, “The FTC at 100: A Modest Proposal for Change.”


Hurwitz, Justin, “Administrative Antitrust.”


Jurata, John “Jay”, and Patel, Amisha R., “Taming the Trolls: Why Antitrust is Not a Viable Solution for Stopping Patent Assertion Entities.”


Rybnicek, Jan M., and Wright, Joshua D., “Defining Section 5 of the FTC Act: The Failure of the Common Law Method and the Case for Formal Agency Guidelines.”