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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Antitrust Federalism: Enhancing the Federal-State Relationship

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Antitrust Federalism: Enhancing the Federal-State Relationship

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  “Antitrust Federalism: Enhancing the Federal-State Relationship,” a conference that will outline new measures the government is taking to strengthen its antitrust laws, and how agencies can collaborate more effectively in joint law enforcement efforts under the Obama administration. In the past, federal and state officials had a contentious relationship, resulting in missed opportunities to make antitrust enforcement more efficient and effective. Now, at a time when resources are at a premium, there is a greater need for state and federal governments to cooperate with each other and coordinate efforts.

The conference is being hosted by the Columbia Law School National State Attorneys General Program and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).

Christine A. Varney, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Department, DOJ
Jon D. Leibowitz, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
Richard Cordray, Attorney General of Ohio, Co-Chair, NAAG Antitrust Committee
James Tierney, Director, National State Attorneys General Program, Columbia Law School

Columbia University
Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027


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