Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 555 California Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco, California 94104

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Jonathan Orszag

Compass Lexecon, Washington, DC

Jonathan Orszag is a Senior Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee. As a consultant, Orszag has conducted economic and financial analysis on a wide range of complex issues in antitrust, regulatory, policy, and litigation matters for corporations and public-sector entities. These engagements have involved a wide array of mergers and other economic matters in various markets, such as the sports, media, telecommunications, retail, healthcare, financial services, and high-tech industries. He has testified before the United States Congress, U.S. and international courts, the European Court of First Instance, and U.S. and international regulatory authorities on competition and economic policy issues.

Craig Waldman

Jones Day, San Francisco and Silicon Valley

Craig Waldman, who co-chairs Jones Day's global Antitrust Practice, has more than 20 years of experience representing companies in antitrust government investigations, private litigations, and by counseling them on how to manage antitrust risk in daily business activities. Craig's work has included all areas of antitrust including mergers, agreements among competitors, vertical distribution issues, price discrimination, criminal antitrust matters, monopolization, and intellectual property licensing and trade regulation.

He has worked across many industries, including IT hardware and software, networking, electronic design automation, electronic platforms, health care, consumer products, credit cards, financial institutions, medical devices, defense, sports, financial markets, life sciences, oil and gas, retail stores, satellites, telecommunications, tobacco, and transportation.

Keynote Speaker

Ian Conner

Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

Ian Conner serves as a Director in the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission.  He joined the Commission in 2017. He has previously worked with Kirkland & Ellis LLP and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  


Ben Gris

Shearman & Sterling, Washington, DC

Craig Malam

NERA Economic Consulting, San Francisco

Sharis Pozen

Clifford Chance, Washington, DC

Thomas Dillickrath

Sheppard, Mullin, Washington, DC

Lin Kahn

Federal Trade Commission, San Francisco


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ welcome
Craig Waldman, Jones Day
Jon Orszag, Compass Lexecon

9.15: Morning Keynote 

9.55: Focus on tech companies – one year later

Key figures will fill us in from where we left off at last year’s conference on topics ranging from recent merger activity, such as DOJ loss in Sabre/Farelogix, to the FTC, DOJ and state attorneys general investigations into Facebook, Amazon and Google as well as enforcement in China.

11.05: Coffee break

11.30: Appropriate boundaries for antitrust in the US and abroad: privacy, big data, employment

As efforts to broaden the role of antitrust grow, top practitioners will debate whether privacy, employment, and access to data are issues appropriately in the sphere of antitrust.

12.40: Networking Lunch 

13.40: Afternoon Keynote 

14.20: Getting vertical tech deals done

Antitrust authorities around the world have become more aggressive at examining vertical/conglomerate deals, especially in the technology space; Google/Fitbit, Google/Looker, CMA probe of Amazon/Deliveroo. This panel of leaders in the field will explore how and why that is the case and what strategies parties have used to analyze vertical technology deals.

15.30: Coffee break

15.55: Increased market concentration – antitrust underenforcement or more efficient companies?  

Leading figures will discuss whether the observed increase in market concentration across industries is due to antitrust underenforcement or that the best companies are just getting more productive.  The session will also explore the implications of this debate in the 2020 U.S. Presidential campaign and future antitrust actions. 

17.05 Chairs’ closing remarks
Craig Waldman, Jones Day
Jon Orszag, Compass Lexecon

18.10 onwards All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Compass Lexecon

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