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AAI 8th Annual Private Enforcement Conference and Awards Dinner Dec 02, 2014

AAI 8th Annual Private Enforcement Conference and Awards Dinner

Date: Dec 02, 2014
Location: National Press Club, Washington D.C.

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the American Antitrust Institute will host its 8th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Since 2007, this event has served as a vehicle for the antitrust community to come together to network and obtain an updated and comprehensive profile of private enforcement as a business.

The day kicks off early with a Young Lawyers Breakfast. At this breakfast session, targeted to the young practitioners who will be the future of our sector, a panel composed of both junior lawyers and legendary veterans will give a variety of perspectives on tightened pleading standards, restricted admissibility of expert opinions, increased roadblocks to class certification, and the proliferation of mandatory arbitration with class action bans.  Among other things, panelists will discuss how problems like those facing our practices have been overcome in the past, and offer reasons to expect that private antitrust enforcement may well have a vibrant future.  The panel will consider practical solutions, and how young lawyers in particular can take part. All conference attendees are welcome to attend but they must RSVP for this special event in advance via the registration form.

The Private Enforcement Conference begins at 9 a.m. with a continental networking breakfast and the first panel beginning at 10 a.m.  The conference includes a luncheon at which Tim Wu will give the keynote address. The Conference Agenda will be available soon.

The 2014 Antitrust Enforcement Awards will be presented at a gala dinner following the conference. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. at the JW Marriott followed by dinner and the awards program at 6:30 p.m.

Six (6) CLE credits have been awarded by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board.

Tuition covers all three events (young lawyers breakfast, conference and awards dinner).  Please select which events you plan to attend on your registration form.

  • $300.00 All Day Tuition
  • $150.00 Government and Academic All Day
  • $75.00 Government Conference Only
  • $0 Advisory Board, Guest or Media All Day

 

Schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m. – Young Lawyers Breakfast: The Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement: A Brainstorming Session With Lessons From History - Sponsored by Econ One Research
  • 9:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by KCC
  • 10:00 a.m. – Welcome
  • 10:15 a.m. – Proving and Defending Section 1 Claims With Little Direct Evidence of Conspiracy
  • 11:15 a.m. – Best Practices in Prosecuting and Defending Antitrust Class Actions in the Age of Comcast
  • 12:15 p.m. – Networking Break - Sponsored by Rust Consulting/Kinsella Media
  • 12:45 p.m. – Luncheon and Keynote Address
  • 2:00 p.m. – Antitrust Issues Arising out of Multiple Recent Class Actions by Merchants and Consumers Against Payment Card Networks
  • 3:30 p.m. – Antitrust Implications of the Financial Crisis: Financial Instruments, Derivatives, and Commodities.
  • 4:45 p.m. – Closing
  • 5:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception at JW Marriott - Sponsored by Heffler Claims Group
  • 6:30 p.m. – Antitrust Enforcement Awards Dinner at JW Marriott
  • 8:30 p.m. – Champagne Reception - Sponsored by Nathan Associates

Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Economics Finalists

Orley C. Ashenfelter

Princeton University

and

Richard Gilbert

University of California at Berkeley

United States of America v. Apple Inc., et al. (e-books)

 

Edward Leamer, Ph.D.

University of California, Los Angeles

In Re High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation

 

Leslie M. Marx, Ph.D.

Bates White Economic Consulting

United States v. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) et al.

 

Carl Shapiro

University of California at Berkeley

United States v. Bazaarvoice, Inc.

 

 

Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice Finalists

Jay N. Fastow

Ballard Spahr LLP

ZF Meritor, LLC v. Eaton Corporation

 

Kenneth L Steinthal

King & Spalding

United States v. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) et al.

 

K. Craig Wildfang

Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi LLP

In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Litigation

 

 

Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Honorable Mentions

Eric L. Cramer

Berger & Montague, P.C.

Marchbanks Truck Service Inc., et al. v. Comdata Network, Inc., et al.

 

K. Craig Wildfang

Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi LLP

and

Christopher Burke

Scott & Scott

Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners, LLC et al.

 

 

Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer Finalists

Andrew C. Curley

Berger & Montague, P.C.

Marchbanks Truck Service Inc., et al. v. Comdata Network, Inc., et al.

 

Matt Duncan

Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.

In re Steel Antitrust Litigation

 

Meegan F. Hollywood

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.

In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation

 

 

The judging committee is comprised of:

· Daniel E. Gustafson, Gustafson Gluek PLLC, Chair

· Hollis Salzman, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., Vice Chair

· Jonathan Baker, American University's Washington College of Law

· Ellen S. Cooper, Office of the Attorney General of Maryland

· Harry First, New York University School of Law

· Kathleen E. Foote, California Department of Justice Antitrust Section

· Warren Grimes, Southwestern Law School

· Thomas Horton, South Dakota School of Law

· Ellen Meriwether, Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP

· Dianne Nast, NastLaw, LLC

· Roger Noll, Stanford University

· Linda Nussbaum, Grant & Eisenhofer, P.A.

· Christopher Sagers, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

· Bonny Sweeny, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

· Richard O. Zerbe, University of Washington     

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