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University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Monday, September 21, 2009

Important Changes to Antitrust Litigation Course: Preparing and Trying an Antitrust Case

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Antitrust Litigation Course: Preparing and Trying an Antitrust Case
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Important Change to Litigation Course: Trying a Merger Case

As the Chinese proverb goes, “we live in interesting times.” In the current economic environment it is critical that our Section respond to the needs of our members—even if it means that the Section incurs some additional financial costs. In response to budgetary constraints being faced by antitrust practitioners in both the private and public sectors, we are making some important changes to our upcoming litigation course that we hope will allow the Section to provide value to its members:

  • The litigation course will now be held in Washington, D.C.—not Chicago—at the offices of Hogan & Hartson LLP—making it more accessible to a greater number of our members.
  • The course will be on one day—October 16, 2009—thereby decreasing time away from the office and travel expenses.
  • The costs have been substantially reduced as follows
    • government lawyers $150 (Section members)/$200 (non Section members)
    • other attendees $375 (Section members)/$475 (non Section members)

Although we have made these changes, please be assured that the quality of the program will not be affected. We will have the same stellar faculty; we will still use the same fantastic course materials, which will provide useful examplars for an antitrust litigation practice; and we will still have all phases of the trial demonstrated.

I would like to thank the entire steering committee, the ABA staff, Program Officer Barry Nigro, as well as the faculty of this course and Hogan & Hartson LLP for helping me, on very short notice, to make these changes possible in response to the current financial environment.

For further information and to register, please go to

I hope to see you and your colleagues in Washington, D.C. on October 16th.

Ilene Knable Gotts
Chair, Section of Antitrust Law

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