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Saturday, March 3, 2007

More Antitrust Hearings

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Two sets of hearings are upcoming in US antitrust.  The first is before the US senate.  The Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights has scheduled a hearing on Oversight of the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws for Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.  Both Debbie Majoras and Tom Barnett will testify.

The second hearing is the next session of the FTC/DOJ Section 2 Hearings.

The panels on March 7 & 8 will explore different methods of evaluating monopoly power in single-firm conduct cases, including issues relating to market definition, the Cellophane fallacy, the use of direct evidence, single-firm markets, and technology markets. The sessions will be held at the FTC’s Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., Conference Room C.

March 7, 2007 Sessions
Session 1 (9:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M.):

Andrew I. Gavil is a Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law.

Richard J. Gilbert is a Professor of Economics and the Chair of the Berkeley Competition Policy Center, University of California, Berkeley, and a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice.

Michael L. Katz holds the Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, Haas School of Business, and is also a Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, and a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice.

Philip B. Nelson is a Principal at Economists, Inc.

Joseph J. Simons is a Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and a former Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission.

Lawrence J. White is the Arthur E. Imperatore Professor of Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, and a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice.

Session 2 (2:00 P.M.–4:30 P.M.):

Simon Bishop is a Partner and co-founder, RBB Economics.

Thomas G. Krattenmaker is Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Miguel de la Mano is a Member of the Chief Economist Team, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission.

Joe Sims is a Partner, Jones Day, and a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice.

Irwin M. Stelzer is the Director of Economic Policy Studies and a Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute.

March 8, 2007 Session
Session 3 (9:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.):

Andrew Chin is an Associate Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law.

Robert H. Lande is the Venable Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law.

Richard Schmalensee is the John C. Head III Dean and Professor of Economics and Management, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Alan H. Silberman is a Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.

Michael A. Williams is a Director at the ERS Group. 

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