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Obama Administration Antitrust Policy: A Report Card January 29, 2015

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Obama Administration Antitrust Policy: A Report Card

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

Alden Abbott, Deputy Director, and the John, Barbara, and Victoria Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow,

Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

9:10 a.m. Opening Keynote Remarks: “Grading Obama’s Antitrust Policy”

William Kovacic,Former Chairman, Federal Trade Commission,

and Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

9:45 a.m. Panel I – The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Joshua Wright, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Dr. Jeffrey Eisenach, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, and former Chief of Staff

to Federal Trade Commission Chairman James C. Miller III – Moderator

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Panel II – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ)

Deborah Garza, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP and former Acting Assistant Attorney General

for Antitrust, DOJ

The Honorable Douglas Ginsburg, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Circuit and former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ

James Rill, Senior Counsel, Baker & Botts LLP and former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ

Hill Wellford, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP and former Chief of Staff, Antitrust Division, DOJ –

Moderator

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Panel III – Antitrust Abroad

Damien Geradin, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law and Partner,

Covington & Burling LLP (Brussels Office)

Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, Jr., Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP and former Deputy Assistant Attorney

General for Antitrust, DOJ

James Rill, Senior Counsel, Baker & Botts LLP, and former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ

Bilal Sayyed, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and former Attorney-Advisor to the FTC Chairman – Moderator

2:45 p.m. Closing Comments

Alden Abbott, Deputy Director and the John, Barbara, and Victoria Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow,

Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Thursday, January 29, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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