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Sedona 14th Annual Conference on Antitrust Law and Litigation: “Strategic & Tactical Considerations in the Trial of an Antitrust Case”, October 24 – 25 2012

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Overview

When:
October 25, 2012 - October 26, 2012
Where:
Del Mar, CA

The 14th Annual Sedona Conference® on Antitrust Law & Litigation features a stellar faculty of trial lawyers who have tried antitrust cases in court and before agencies, both to juries and to the bench, and the federal judge who just presided over one of the government’s most important criminal antitrust cases in years. In a series of seven different panels, the faculty will discuss the strategic and tactical considerations in trying different kinds of antitrust cases in different contexts. The conference is designed for senior lawyers and in-house attorneys with experience in complex antitrust litigation and an interest in the adjudicative resolution of antitrust cases.

Important topics to be covered during this year’s invite-only program include:

(1) The Trial of a Merger Case (i) Preliminary Injunctions; (ii) Trial on the Merits; & (iii) Private Merger Litigation;
(2) The Trial of a Criminal Case with a Jury;
(3) The Trial of a Private Antitrust Case with a Jury; Part I – B2B Cases;
(4) The Trial of a Private Antitrust Case with a Jury; Part II – Class Actions;
(5) Bench Trials Other Than Merger Cases;
(6) The Trial of a Part III Administrative Proceeding at the FTC; and
(7) Ex-US Adjudicative Proceedings.

To ensure an intimate environment for meaningful dialogue, registration is limited to 45 persons, and is BY INVITATION ONLY. TO APPLY FOR AN INVITATION, please indicate your experience and reasons for wanting to attend in the box on the right, and click on “add to cart.” Follow the on-screen directions to submit your application. We will notify you as soon as possible if your application has been accepted. You will not be charged unless your application has been accepted. If your application is accepted, you will receive an invitation with instructions on how to complete the registration process, at the email address you use when you applied for an invite. As always, we will be looking for an experienced participant base with diverse viewpoints to contribute to the dialogue leading us to valuable insights and collective wisdom.

We have a Group Rate for lodging at the conference hotel. Hotel reservation information will be provided to invitees upon completion of the registration process. Government employees will receive a $250 discount, please contact our office if you qualify. Financial aid policy is available upon request.

We will be applying for advance MCLE accreditation for 660 minutes of instruction in states requested by those who register.

Agenda

October 25, 2012
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Sign-In  
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome and Overview
8:45 am - 10:45 am The Trial of a Merger Case – (1) Preliminary Injunctions (2) Trial on the Merits; & (3) Private Merger Litigation
10:45 am - 11:00 am Morning Break  
11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Trial of a Criminal Case with a Jury
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)  
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Trial of a Private Antitrust Case with a Jury: Part I – B2B Cases
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Break  
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm The Trial of a Private Antitrust Case with a Jury: Part II – Class Actions
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception with the Faculty (guests invited)  
October 26, 2012
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Sign-In  
8:30 am - 9:45 am Bench Trials Other Than Merger Cases
9:45 am - 11:15 am The Trial of a Part III Adjudicative Proceeding at the FTC
11:15 am - 11:30 am Morning Break  
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Ex-US Adjudicative Proceedings
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Grab & Go Lunch (Provided)  
October 25, 2012
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Sign-In  
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome and Overview
8:45 am - 10:45 am The Trial of a Merger Case – (1) Preliminary Injunctions (2) Trial on the Merits; & (3) Private Merger Litigation
10:45 am - 11:00 am Morning Break  
11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Trial of a Criminal Case with a Jury
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)  
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Trial of a Private Antitrust Case with a Jury: Part I – B2B Cases
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Break  
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm The Trial of a Private Antitrust Case with a Jury: Part II – Class Actions
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception with the Faculty (guests invited)  
October 26, 2012
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Sign-In  
8:30 am - 9:45 am Bench Trials Other Than Merger Cases
9:45 am - 11:15 am The Trial of a Part III Adjudicative Proceeding at the FTC
11:15 am - 11:30 am Morning Break  
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Ex-US Adjudicative Proceedings
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Grab & Go Lunch (Provided)  
Chair(s): 
Gray Plant Mooty, Minneapolis, MN
Latham & Watkins, LLP, Washington, DC
Panelists: 
Alioto Law Firm, San Francisco, CA
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider, LLP, Washington, DC
United States Department of Justice, San Francisco, CA
U.S. District Judge, N.D.CA, San Francisco, CA
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Washington, DC
Sidley Austin LLP, Brussels, Belgium
O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington, DC
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Washington, DC
Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC
Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Nexsen Pruet, LLC, Columbia, SC

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