Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Law student Anthony J. Alt today won the William E. Swope Antitrust Prize. The writing competition sponsored by international law firm Jones Day awards a $10,000 first prize for an essay illustrating the fact-intensive approach to antitrust analysis pioneered by Mr. Swope, a longtime partner at the Firm.
Mr. Alt, due to graduate this year from Michigan's Ave Maria School of Law, submitted a paper on the insurance industry's federal antitrust exemption and recent proposals to overturn it.
Honorable mention prizes were also announced at the Jones Day Washington office ceremonies. The $1,500 prizes went to Justin Lacour, a third-year student at New York's St. John's University School of Law who wrote about a recent Supreme Court decision on conflicts between antitrust law and federal regulation of the securities industry, and Eric M. Fraser, a University of Chicago Law School 3L, for a paper on "predatory pricing" by technology companies battling to establish industry standards.
The winners were invited to attend the Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section as guests of Jones Day.