Friday, January 26, 2018
NYU School of Law
108 West 3rd Street
Lipton Hall


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Conference Co-sponsors
NYU School of Law
American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law

Conference Co-organizers
Edward Cavanagh, St. John's University School of Law; Visiting Professor, Cornell Law School 2017-18
Harry First, NYU School of Law
D. Daniel Sokol, University of Florida Levin College of Law

The purpose of this day-long conference is to provide an opportunity for antitrust/competition law professors who began their full time professorial career in or after 2010 to present their latest research. Senior antitrust scholars and practitioners in the field will comment on the papers.

Free and open to the public. For registration and more information visit the ABA Section of Antitrust Law. NY CLE pending approval.


08:20 – 08:50am         Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:50 – 09:00am         Welcome/Opening Remarks: Trevor Morrison, Dean, NYU School of Law (TBC)

09:00 – 10:45am         Session 1: Collusion
Collusion has been described by the Supreme Court as the “supreme evil of antitrust.” This session explores a number of different elements to collusion both in domestic and international markets.

Session ChairRichard Steuer, The Mayer Brown Practices
DiscussantElizabeth Prewitt, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP

Presenter: Jordan Barry, University of San Diego School of Law
Collusion in Markets with Syndication Collusion
Discussant: Rosa Abrantes-Metz, NYU Stern School of Business

Presenter: Marek Martyniszyn, Queen’s University Belfast Law
Competitive Harm Crossing Borders: Regulatory Gaps and a Way Forward
Discussant: Andrew Gavil, Howard University School of Law

Presenter: Wentong Zheng, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Signaling and Collusion
Discussant: Edward Cavanagh, St. John's University School of Law; Visiting Professor, Cornell Law School 2017-18

Overall DiscussantIrving Scher, Hausfeld

10:45 – 11:00am         Break

11:00 – 1:00pm         Session 2: Antitrust and Institutional Issues
Antitrust has complex forms of interactions with other types of regulation. It also needs to address institutional design issues within antitrust doctrines. This session explores interactions both within antitrust institutions and across institutions that intersect with antitrust as part of competition policy.

Session Chair: Geraldine Trujillo, Northeast Regional Office, Federal Trade Commission
DiscussantHelene Jaffe, Fox Rothschild LLP

Presenters: Marco Claudio Corradi and Julian Nowag, Lund University
Enforcing Corporate Opportunities Rules: Antitrust Risks and Antitrust Failures
Discussant: Scott Hemphill, NYU School of Law

Presenter: Jorge Contreras, University of Utah Quinney College of Law
Much Ado About Hold-Up
Discussant: Michael Carrier, Rutgers Law School - Camden

Presenter: Rory Van Loo, Boston University School of Law
Consumer Law and Inequality
Discussant: D. Daniel Sokol, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Presenter:  John Newman, University of Memphis School of Law
Procompetitive Justifications in Antitrust Law
Discussant: Harry First, NYU School of Law

Overall DiscussantJonathan Jacobson, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

1:00 – 1:45pm             Lunch

1:45 – 3:05pm             Session 3: Antitrust and Business Law
Antitrust has become global in its reach. A number of antitrust issues are problems of first impression in other jurisdictions. In some cases, the very understanding of the assumptions of antitrust may differ based on larger political, economic and cultural factor. Papers in this session explore the nuances of an increasingly globalized world and its implications for antitrust.

Session ChairLisl Dunlop, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
DiscussantAlanna Rutherford, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Presenter: Wendy Ng, University of Melbourne School of Law
The Influence of Socialist Principles on the Legal Regulation of Markets in China: The Anti-Monopoly Law
Discussant: Frank Upham, NYU School of Law

Presenter: Viktoria Robertson, University of Graz Institute of Corporate & Commercial Law
Market Definition Between Law and Economics: Spectrum or Prism
Discussant: Marina Lao, Seton Hall Law School

Presenter: Anne Witt, University of Leicester Law School
The Enforcement of Article 101 TFEU - What has Happened to the Effects?
Discussant: Anu Bradford, Columbia Law School

Overall DiscussantRachel Brandenburger, Hogan Lovells

3:05 – 3:30pm             Break

3:30 – 5:00pm             Session 4: Antitrust Global Issues
Antitrust has important implications for business issues and with regard to firm behavior and conduct. Corporate governance also impacts antitrust outcomes.

Session ChairWilliam Rooney, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
DiscussantMaria Raptis, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Presenter: Sam Weinstein, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Financial Regulation in the (Receding) Shadow of Antitrust
Discussant: Lawrence White, NYU Stern School of Business

Presenter: Ramsi Woodcock, Georgia State University College of Law
Antitrust as Corporate Governance
Discussant: Ed Rock, NYU School of Law

Presenter: Itai Paldor, Hebrew University Faculty of Law
Cross-Holding by Institutional Investors - Is There Really Anything to Fear?
Discussant: Barak Orbach, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Overall DiscussantElai Katz, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

5:00 – 5:30pm             Cocktail Reception