Wednesday, October 20, 2010

AAI's 4th Annual Conference on the Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The American Antitrust Institute announces that FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz will address the luncheon audience during the AAI's 4th Annual Conference on the Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.  on December 7, 2010.   Please click here to learn more and to register. 

Since 2007, this event has served as a vehicle for the antitrust community to come together to network, discuss an updated and comprehensive profile of private enforcement as a business, and to learn about matters of common  concern.


This year, our program will cover some of the most current and relevant issues in antitrust, including Congress's action on ACPERA, Iqbal's expansion of Twombly's reach, interpretations of FTAIA, and the ongoing challenges to class certification. 


For the past three years, nearly 80 of the antitrust community's leading practitioners, regulators, academics and other though-leaders attended this exclusive event.  Because interest has outgrown our facilities, we are expanding the program this year to accommodate more attendees. The venue will be the Grand Ballroom of the National Press Club.



9:00 a.m. - Welcome

Bert Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute


9:30 a.m. - A Portrait of the Private Enforcement Industry Today

Patrick E. Cafferty, Partner, Cafferty Faucher LLP 

Bert Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute

Deborah Garza, Partner, Covington & Burling

Andrew Gavil, Professor, Howard University School of Law

Robert Lande, Venable Professor of Law, University of Baltimore; AAI Director


11:00-11:15 a.m. BREAK


11:15 a.m. - Developments in Class Certification

            Eric L. Cramer, Shareholder, Berger & Montague, P.C.

Joshua P. Davis, Professor and Director, Center for Law and Ethics, University of San Francisco School of Law

John Schmidtlein, Partner at Williams & Connolly LLP

Hal Singer, Managing Director and Principal, Navigant Economics


12:15 p.m. - Luncheon Sponsored by Kurtzman Carson Consultants

Jonathan Leibowitz, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission


1:45 p.m. - Networking Break


2:15 p.m. - International Issues

Moderator: Linda P. Nussbaum, Director, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.

Are interpretations of FTAIA going too far in reducing the availability of the U.S. courts?

            James Robertson Martin, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro LLP

A report on developments in the European Union

Speaker to be announced.


3:15 p.m. -Recent Developments Involving Twombly/Iqbal, ACPERA, and RPM

Presentations, panel discussion, and audience participation.

Legislation Update
Pamela Gilbert, Partner, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca; AAI Director

Motions to Dismiss
J. Douglas Richards, Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC 

W. Joseph Bruckner, Partner, Lockridge Grindal Nauen, PLLP

Moderated Question and Answer Session
Moderated by: Robert Kaplan, Partner, Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer 


4:30 p.m. - Closing

Bert Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute


4:30-6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Econ One Research



Presented with Support from (list incomplete):

·      Adams Holcomb LLP

·      Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC 

·      Dickstein Shapiro LLP  

·      Econ One Research 

·      Grant & Eisenhofer PA

·      Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer 

·      Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC 

·      Rust Consulting/Kinsella Media 

·      Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis 


Contact Information


2919 Ellicott Street, NW

Washington, DC 20008

P: 202-276-6002 

F: 202-966-8711

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