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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Horizontal Merger Guidelines Review Project

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Horizontal Merger Guidelines Review Project

Fifth in a Series of Five FTC/DOJ Workshops

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Federal Trade Commission Conference Center

A G E N D A

9:00 - 9:15

W

ELCOME

Christine Varney

Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice

9:15 - 10:15

PANEL 1: MARKET CONCENTRATION AND THE STRUCTURAL P

M

ODERATOR: PHIL WEISER, DEPUTY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

P

ANELISTS

Mark Cooper

Director of Research, Consumer Federation of America

Fellow, Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado

Fellow, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School

Albert A. Foer

President, American Antitrust Institute

Andrew I. Gavil

Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

Charles F. Rule

Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

10:15 - 11:15

PANEL 2: PRICE DISCRIMINATION/LARGE BUYERS

M

ODERATOR: HOWARD SHELANSKI, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF ECONOMICS

P

ANELISTS

Susan Creighton

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

John Fingleton

Chief Executive, UK Of

fi ce of Fair Trading

Joe Sims

Partner, Jones Day

John Thorne

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Verizon Communications Inc.

11:15 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 12:30

PANEL 3: ENTRY

M

ODERATOR: HOWARD SHELANSKI, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF ECONOMICS

P

ANELISTS

George S. Cary

Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Margaret Guerin-Calvert

Vice Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Compass Lexecon

John E. Kwoka, Jr.

Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics

Northeastern University

Joshua D. Wright

Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

12:30 - 2:00

Lunch

2:00 - 3:00

PANEL 4: EFFICIENCIES AND MERGER REMEDIES

M

ODERATOR: PHIL WEISER, DEPUTY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

P

ANELISTS

Jim Lowe

Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

John M. Nannes

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Constance Robinson

Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

Alvin Velazquez

Assistant General Counsel, Service Employees International Union

3:00 - 3:15

Break

3:15 - 4:15

PANEL 5: CLOSING PANEL

M

ODERATOR: PHIL WEISER, DEPUTY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

P

ANELISTS

William Baer

Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

Thomas O. Barnett

Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Einer Elhauge

Petrie Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Janet L. McDavid

Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP

Damien Neven

Chief Competition Economist, Directorate General for Competition,

European Commission

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