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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Symposium on the Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement

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AAI presents a symposium on the Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement.

Date: December 10, 2007
National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
Address: 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor Washington, DC 20045

AGENDA
9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Bert Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute

9:10 a.m.
The Benefits of Private Enforcement Moderator: Bert Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute
Panelists:
• Robert Lande, Venable Professor of Law, University of Baltimore; AAI Director
• Joshua P. Davis, Professor and Director, Center for Law and Ethics, University of San Francisco School of Law
• Joseph Bauer, Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School
• John E. Schmidtlein, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP

10:30 a.m.
Break: 15 minutes

10:45 a.m.
The Future of Direct and Indirect Purchaser Actions Debate: Is the AMC's Proposal for Altering Antitrust Direct and Indirect Purchaser Standing Rules Radically Necessary or Radically Destructive?
Moderator: Robert A. Skitol, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; AAI Director
Panelists:
• Jonathan Jacobson, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
• Eric L. Cramer, Berger & Montague, P.C.

11:45 a.m.
Break: 10 minutes

11:55 a.m.
The Future of Treble Damages, Joint & Several Liability, Contribution, Claims Reduction, and Prejudgment Interest
Moderator: Daniel A. Small, Partner, Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll PLLC
Panelists:
• Joshua P. Davis, Professor and Director, Center for Law and Ethics, University of San Francisco School of Law
• Joseph R. Saveri, Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
• George G Gordon, Partner, Dechert LLP

1:00 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker: Maxwell M. Blecher, Partner, Blecher & Collins

2:10 p.m. Elevated Standards of Proof and Pleading: Implications of Twombley and Daubert
Moderator: Stephen Ross, Professor, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law
Panelists:
• Beth Farmer, Professor, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
• James Langenfeld, Director, LECG
• Linda P. Nussbaum, Partner, Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP
• John E. Schmidtlein, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP

3:45 p.m.
Break: 15 minutes

4:00 p.m.
Facilitated Discussion: Where Do We Go From Here? Moderator: Bert Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

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