Friday, November 2, 2018
Antitrust and the Trump Administration: The First Two Years by Professor William Kovacic, King's College London Thursday 15 November 2018
Centre of European Law
The Dickson Poon School of Law
Antitrust and the Trump Administration: The First Two Years
by Professor William Kovacic, King's College London
Thursday 15 November 2018
Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre
King's College London
Federal antitrust enforcement since 2016 has surprised observers who expected the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to rest on their oars during the Trump Administration. Notable developments have included challenges to high profile mergers (including AT&T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner) and promises of intensified scrutiny of leading firms in the information services sector. This presentation will take stock of the Trump Administration programme to date and consider its significance for competition policy in the United States and in the global arena.
William E. Kovacic is the Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy at the George Washington University Law School and Director of its Competition Law Center. He is currently a Visiting Professor at The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London. Since August 2013, he has served as a non-executive director on the board of the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority. With Ariel Ezrachi, he edits the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement. From January 2006 to October 2011, he was a member of the Federal Trade Commission and chaired the agency from March 2008 until March 2009. He was the FTC’s General Counsel from 2001 through 2004.
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