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FTC and New York antitrust chiefs headline GCR Live Litigation

FTC and New York antitrust chiefs headline GCR Live Litigation

02 May 2017

Two of the top competition enforcers in the US – Tad Lipsky from the Federal Trade Commission and Beau Buffier from the New York attorney general’s office – will kick off and wrap up GCR Live’s third annual US litigation conference in New York next month.

Qualcomm GC: defence rights abroad are poor

Qualcomm GC: defence rights abroad are poor

06 June 2017

Qualcomm’s general counsel has said the company faces “copycat proceedings” around the world from government agencies that fail to adhere to US procedural standards, but noted that he is engaged with the US Federal Trade Commission’s new leadership as the enforcer pursues the company.

Lipsky: Maximising value remains US antitrust goal

Lipsky: Maximising value remains US antitrust goal

06 June 2017

The acting director of the US Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition says the agency’s two sitting commissioners agree on the fundamental principles of antitrust, which he said were to maximise economic output.

New York to focus on IP monopolisation

New York to focus on IP monopolisation

07 June 2017

The head of antitrust for New York says the state’s enforcement will prioritise financial technology, collusion and unilateral conduct by dominant companies – particularly those that abuse intellectual property rights.

Compliance programmes useful in civil claims, plaintiff's lawyer says

07 June 2017

Plaintiffs can use a company’s antitrust compliance programme as evidence against it in civil litigation regardless whether employees understand or adhere to policy, a top plaintiff’s lawyer said yesterday.

Trump should leave merger review alone, current and ex-enforcers say

Trump should leave merger review alone, current and ex-enforcers say

12 June 2017

A former Department of Justice antitrust division head and a current state antitrust chief have said that President Donald Trump should not interfere in mergers.

Chairs

W. Todd Miller

Baker & Miller, Washington, DC

Todd Miller is the managing partner of Baker & Miller PLLC and practices in the areas of antitrust and international business regulation. Mr. Miller’s practice focuses on counseling clients on all aspects of antitrust and consumer protection law, including intellectual property licensing and enforcement, distribution practices, pricing and Robinson-Patman Act issues, antitrust exemptions and compliance.

Ronan Harty

Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York

Mr. Harty, a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, provides general antitrust counseling to U.S. and non-U.S. companies and represents clients in enforcement agency investigations, domestic and cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures, and litigations.

Keynote Speakers

Beau Buffier

Chief, Antitrust Bureau, New York State Office of the Attorney General, New York

Daniel Crane

Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor

Abbott “Tad” Lipsky, Jr.

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

Speakers

Stacey Anne Mahoney

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, New York

Daniel Bitton

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider, New York

Maria Cecilia Andrade

Antitrust and Compliance, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, São Paulo

Steven Cherry

WilmerHale, Washington, DC

Austin Cohen

Levin Sedran & Berman, Philadelphia

Ethan Glass

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Washington, DC

Brian Gorin

Analysis Group, Boston

Christopher Hockett

Davis Polk & Wardwell, Menlo Park

Joshua Lipton

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington, DC

Layne Kruse

Norton Rose Fulbright, Houston and Washington, DC

Jesse Markham

Baker & Miller, San Francisco

Dina Older Aguilar

Cornerstone Research, San Francisco

Janusz Ordover

Compass Lexecon, Washington DC

Richard Parker

O'Melveny & Myers, Washington, DC

Paola Pugliese

Demarest, São Paulo

Donald Rosenberg

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm, San Diego

Marguerite Sullivan

Latham & Watkins, Washington, DC

Elizabeth Tockman

VP of Compliance, Legal Counsel, StandardAero, Scottsdale

Christine Varney

Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York

Slava Zayats

Bates White, Washington, DC

Programme

8.20: Welcome coffee and registration

8.50: Chairs’ introduction

Ronan Harty, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York
W. Todd Miller, Baker & Miller, Washington, DC

9.00: The government perspective

Abbott “Tad” Lipsky, Jr., Acting Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

9.40: Coffee break

10.00: Whack-a-mole: Lawyers coordinate on the management of global litigation

Attorneys in and outside the US must coordinate on cartel and conduct matters that implicate the laws of multiple jurisdictions, as both governmental and private actions pop up. The panelists will talk about how management of multi-jurisdictional matters has worked in their experiences; the good examples of how to protect privilege and handle extraterritorial discovery; and the horrible warnings of practices to avoid.

Moderator:
Marguerite Sullivan, Latham & Watkins, Washington, DC

Panel:
Steven Cherry, WilmerHale, Washington, DC
Donald Rosenberg, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm, San Diego
Paola Pugliese, Demarest, São Paulo
Ethan Glass, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Washington DC 

11.05: Count-the-moles: The economist's view on the management of litigation

Economists retained to consult or provide testimony in antitrust litigation see numerous attorneys in action. What are their views on the proper management of antitrust litigation?  What are the best - and worst – strategies that they have seen in action?

Moderator:
Jesse Markham, Baker & Miller, San Francisco

Panel:
Dina Older Aguilar, Cornerstone Research, San Francisco
Slava Zayats, Bates White, Washington, DC
Janusz Ordover, Compass Lexecon, Washington DC 
Joshua Lipton, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington DC 

12.10: Networking lunch 

12.40: Chairs' afternoon welcome

Ronan Harty, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York
W. Todd Miller, Baker & Miller, Washington, DC

12.50: Antitrust Litigation: The year in review

Daniel Crane, Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor

13.40: Goldilocks and the three merger litigations: Has the government gotten it just right? 

Over the past decade, the US government has successfully challenged an increasing number of mergers, with three cases taken to trial by the Federal Trade Commission in 2016 alone.  The US Department of Justice recently won two trial rulings against health insurance mergers, and has sued to stop other deals that were dropped before going to trial. What explains this trend? How have defendants reacted? Will it continue under the Trump Administration? 

Moderator:
Richard Parker, O'Melveny & Myers, Washington, DC

Panel:
Daniel Bitton, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider, New York
Christopher Hockett, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Menlo Park
Brian Gorin, Analysis Group, Boston  
Christine Varney, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York

14.55: Coffee break

15.20: Monkey on your back: Antitrust litigation and compliance programmes

How are compliance programmes relevant to private antitrust litigation? What does an antitrust violation show about that programme? Should the fact that the violation breached a company's compliance policy be excluded from evidence? 

Moderator:
Layne Kruse, Norton Rose Fulbright, Houston and Washington, DC

Panel:
Elizabeth Tockman, Vice President of Compliance, Legal Counsel, StandardAero, Scottsdale
Stacey Anne Mahoney, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, New York 
Austin Cohen, Levin Sedran & Berman, Philadelphia
Maria Cecilia Andrade, Antitrust and Compliance, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, São Paulo

16.35: The state perspective

Beau Buffier, Chief, Antitrust Bureau, New York State Office of the Attorney General, New York

17.15: Chairs' closing remarks

Ronan Harty, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York
W. Todd Miller, Baker & Miller, Washington, DC

17.25: Close of conference

Venue

WilmerHale, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street New York, 10007, USA

Testimonials

  • "Very substantive! Packed with insight." Ann Longmore, Managing Director, Marsh

Ticket Prices

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Super Early $550 21 Apr 2017
Early $750 2 Jun 2017
Standard $950 6 Jun 2017
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