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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Second Annual Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues, June 9-10, 2011

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The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth will host the Second Annual Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues on Thursday, June 9-Friday, June 10, 2011. The Forum will be held at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL. Topics will include:

· Antitrust Enforcement Priorities: US, Canada and Mexico
· Corporate Perspectives in Dealing with the Agencies
· Leniency in Cartel Investigations
· Global Compliance: Best Practices
· Developments in Brazil, Russia, India and China
· Hot topics in Europe
· Merger Update: New Guidelines in the US and Abroad
· Abuse of Dominance
· Distribution Practices—Pricing, Advertising and the Internet
· New Risks and Strategies in Private Antitrust Litigation
· Counseling and Litigating Without the Attorney-Client Privilege

Confirmed Government Speakers:
· William E. Kovacic, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
· Melanie L. Aitken, Commissioner of Competition, Canada Competition Bureau
· Eduardo Perez Motta, Chairman, Federal Competition Commission, Mexico
· Rachel C. Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice
· Scott D. Hammond, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice
· Russell W. Damtoft, Associate Director, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission

Confirmed Other Speakers:
· Patrick Ahern, Baker & McKenzie LLP
· Theodore L. Banks, Compliance & Competition Consultants
· Michael R. Baye, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
· Roxane C. Busey, Baker & McKenzie LLP
· Mildred L. Calhoun, BP America
· Thomas Campbell, Baker & McKenzie LLP
· Steven J. Cernak, General Motors
· Martin Commons, Baker & McKenzie LLP (Beijing)
· Alice W. Detwiler, Microsoft
· Nathalie Jalabert Doury, Mayer Brown LLP (Paris)
· Ricks P. Frazier, United Airlines
· Anne Gron, NERA
· H. Stephen Harris, Jr., Jones Day, Atlanta
· Kevin Kehoe, Microsoft
· Christopher J. Kelly, Mayer Brown LLP (Palo Alto)
· Gregory K. Leonard, NERA
· Deborah P. Majoras, Proctor & Gamble
· Mark McLaughlin, Mayer Brown LLP
· Samantha Mobley, Baker & McKenzie LLP (London)
· Christopher J. Myers, Microsoft
· Douglas Tween, Baker & McKenzie LLP
· Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola Law School
· Bruno D. Werneck, Tauil & Chequer Advogados (Sao Paulo)
· Lawrence Wu, NERA

Additional information will be made available on the Forum website: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/searlecenter/conference/international/index.html.

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