George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

AGEP Public Policy Institute on Antitrust Economics

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: The Attorneys General Education Program

Program Description: The institute is a two-day program that will address the economics and applications of antitrust law. The program will begin will the foundational aspects of economics and antitrust policy, including a review of supply and demand and a broad overview of competition and monopoly. The final day of the program will include the 17th Annual George Mason Law Reveiw Symposium on Antitrust Law entitled, “The FTC: 100 Years of Antitrust Policy,” which will examine the important role the Federal Trade Commission had played in shaping US antitrust policy since its inception in 1914.  Symposium panels will examine mergers, the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, the proper scope of Section 5 of the FTC Act, and the FTC’s use of enforcement and advocacy to contend with state-imposed restraints on competition.  All current FTC commissioners are scheduled to participate; the lunch program will include a moderated panel of former FTC chairmen.


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

For More Information, Contact: Mason Attorneys General Education Program