Tuesday, 22 September 2020, GoToWebinar

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Chairs

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.

Speakers

Nicholas Banasevic

Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Ian Conner

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

Ben Gris

Shearman & Sterling, Washington, DC

Craig Malam

NERA Economic Consulting, San Francisco and Sydney

Ingrid Vandenborre

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Brussels

Programme

All times are in PDT (UTC -7)

9.00: Chairs’ welcome remarks

Craig Waldman, Jones Day, San Francisco and Silicon Valley
Jonathan Orszag, Compass Lexecon, Washington, DC

9.10: A conversation with the US FTC and DG Competition

In a close look at the current state of antitrust in the digital economy, this interactive discussion with two top regulators will focus on how agencies in the US and Europe are addressing concerns about antitrust issues in the technology space. 

Moderators:
Craig Waldman, Jones Day, San Francisco and Silicon Valley
Jonathan Orszag, Compass Lexecon, Washington, DC

Panel
Ian Conner, Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC
Nicholas Banasevic, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

9.55: Practitioner perspectives on the state of antitrust and the digital economy

Following the enforcer roundtable, this panel of practitioners will comment, analyse and discuss – from both legal and economic perspectives – the current state of competition among technology firms – and what, if anything, should be done.

Moderators
Craig Waldman, Jones Day, San Francisco and Silicon Valley
Jonathan Orszag, Compass Lexecon, Washington, DC

Panel
Ingrid Vandenborre, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Brussels
Ben Gris, Shearman & Sterling, Washington, DC
Craig Malam, NERA Economic Consulting, San Francisco and Sydney

10.40 Close of conference