Monday, February 23, 2009

If You Are an Antitrust Lawyer, Economist or Professor in the DC area, What Are Your Plans for This Friday and Saturday?

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

If you are in town, you should attend Private Enforcement of Competition Law: New Directions

The GW Competition Law Center hosts this conference with the goal of promoting discussion among policymakers, practitioners, and academics -- from the United States and abroad -- about new policy initiatives relating to private enforcement, emerging experience, and new research initiatives.

Friday and Saturday,
February 27 and 28, 2009

Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
The George Washington University Law School
Lerner Hall, first floor
2000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

For more information or to RSVP, please contact:
Leslie J. Duche
Senior Secretary, GW Law


Friday, February 27

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Coffee and Registration

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Panel 1: New Directions on Private Enforcement in Europe

Lead Presentations:
Eddy De Smijter, European Commission
Christopher Cook, Cleary Gottlieb (BE)
Ali Nikpay, Office of Fair Trading (UK)
Barry Rodger, University of Strathclyde (UK)

The Hon. Douglas Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Hannah Buxbaum, Indiana University

12:15-1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote

Michael Hausfeld, Hausfeld LLP

1:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Panel 2: Lessons from the “Old World” – the U.S. Experience

Lead Presentations:
Edward Cavanagh, St. John’s University
Harry First, New York University
Robert Lande, University of Baltimore

Spencer Waller, Loyola University (Chicago)
Stephen Calkins, Wayne State University

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Coffee break

3:45 - 5:15 p.m.
Panel 3: Class Actions and Their Alternatives

Lead Presentations
David Rosenberg, Harvard University
Roger Van Den Bergh, Erasmus University (NL)

Michael Abramowicz, George Washington University Law School
Eric Cramer, Berger & Montague

Saturday, February 28

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Panel 4: Building Private Enforcement Capacity – Institutional Considerations

Lead Presentations:
Salil Mehra, Temple University
David Gerber, Chicago-Kent University

William Kovacic, Federal Trade Commission
Edward Iacobucci, Toronto University (CA)
Francisco Marcos, IE Law School/Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia (ES)

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Coffee break

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Panel 5: Empirical Assessment of Private Enforcement

Lead Presentation:
Daniel Sokol, University of Florida

Philip Nelson, Economists Incorporated
Jonathan Baker, American University

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Wrap-up: Future Directions for Assessing Private Competition Policy

Lead facilitators:
Andrew Gavil, Howard University
Edward Swaine, George Washington University Law School

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