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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

NYU Annual Survey of American Law Symposium "Critical Directions in Antitrust"

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NYU Annual Survey of American Law Symposium "Critical Directions in Antitrust"

Greenberg Lounge
Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
Friday, February 19, 2010
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Please join us for this symposium, which will bring together academics and practitioners in the field of antitrust law. The symposium’s three panels will explore recent developments in antitrust and potential new directions for enforcement. CLE credit is available to attendees. Please register here.

Schedule

9:30 am REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
10:00 am

OPENING REMARKS
HARRY FIRST
Charles L. Denison Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

RICHARD REVESZ
Dean, New York University School of Law

10:15 am PANEL 1: GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT

Government enforcement agencies play a key role in enforcing the antitrust laws. The FTC, DOJ, and FCC all review mergers and challenge anticompetitive behavior. This panel reviews recent changes and developments in government enforcement and discusses what the role of government enforcement should be.

Moderator: HARRY FIRST
Charles L. Denison Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Panelists:

KEVIN ARQUIT
Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP

JONATHAN BAKER
Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission

HOWARD SHELANSKI
Deputy Director for Antitrust, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics

PHILIP WEISER
Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International, Policy, and Appellate Matters, United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

ROBERT WILLIG
Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, The Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton Universtiy

11:45 am COFFEE BREAK
12:00 pm PANEL 2: ANTITRUST AND INNOVATION

One of the most important questions facing antitrust practice in the coming decades is that of how antitrust should encourage and interact with innovation. There is a tension between policies that encourage innovation, such as granting temporary monopolies to innovators, and the antitrust laws that foster competition. How should these interests be balanced?

Moderator: ELEANOR FOX
Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law
Panelists:

HERBERT HOVENKAMP
Ben and Dorothy Willie Chair, University of Iowa School of Law

JANUSZ ORDOVER
Professor of Economics, New York University

ROBERT PITOFSKY
Dean Emeritus, Joseph and Madeline Sheehy Professor of Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law, Georgetown Law

MARIUS SCHWARTZ
Professor of Economics, Georgetown University

1:15 pm LUNCH BREAK
2:30 pm PANEL 3: PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT

This panel will discuss developments in private antitrust suits, including class actions following government investigations and suits brought by competitors over harm to competition.    

Moderator: ILENE GOTTS
Partner, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
Panelists:

JONATHAN JACOBSON
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, LLP

STACEY ANNE MAHONEY
Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

J. DOUGLAS RICHARDS
Managing Partner of the New York Office, Cohen Milstein

DANIEL RUBINFELD
Robert L. Bridges Professor of Law, Professor of Economics, University of California Berkeley

3:45 pm CLOSING REMARKS

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