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Antitrust Policy for a New Administration - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies

 INVITATION

 Antitrust Policy for a New Administration

 A Trump Administration will bring major leadership changes at the two federal antitrust agencies, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission. Will this usher in major changes in the antitrust review of mergers and business conduct, the treatment of regulations and intellectual property, and international cooperation? Our panels of top antitrust officials from recent Administrations will address these topics, which will influence business plans here and abroad.

 

10:00 a.m.         Registration                                                                                                                         

 

10:30 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

10:40 a.m.         Opening Keynote Remarks: “The Next Administration’s Antitrust Policy”

 

                        William Kovacic, Former Chairman, Federal Trade Commission,

                                        and Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

11:30 a.m.         Panel I – The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC)                                              

                        Susan Creighton, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and former Director, Bureau of Competition, FTC

                        William (Bill) Blumenthal, Partner, Sidley & Austin, and former FTC General Counsel

                        William MacLeod, Partner, Kelley Drye, and Chair, ABA Antitrust Section                                                    

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

to FTC Chairman James C. Miller III – Moderator

12:45 p.m.        Lunch                                                                                                                                  

1:45 p.m.        Panel II – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ)                                                     

                        Thomas Barnett, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP and former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ

  1. Mark Gidley, Partner, White & Case 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;

Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; and former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ

                                Stephen Weissman, Partner, Baker Botts, and former Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition, FTC

                        Hill Wellford, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and former Chief of Staff, Antitrust Division, DOJ – Moderator

3:00 p.m.        Break

3:15 p.m.        Panel III – Antitrust Abroad                                                                                                  

                        Jennifer Driscoll, Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and Member, ABA International Task Force

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

General for Antitrust, DOJ

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

and former ABA Antitrust Section Chief

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

4:30 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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – The Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium

 

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