5 October

The Antitrust Salon - 8th Bill Kovacic’s Annual Conference


Date & place

Monday 5 October from 13:00 to 18:30  EDT

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Marvin Center - 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC

800 21st Street Northwest

20009 United States of America
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1:00 PM

Welcome Remarks

1:20 PM

William E. Kovacic | Professor, George Washington University Law School, Washington DC

Opening Keynote Speech

1:30 PM

Noah Joshua Phillips | Commissioner, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

Digital: Are We Going Towards a Regulated Industry?

2:00 PM

Katherine Ambrogi | Attorney Advisor, Office of Policy Planning, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC*
Jay Jurata | Partner, Orrick, Washington, DC
Cristina Caffarra | Vice President & Head of European Competition, CRA, London/Brussels
Lisa Kimmel | Senior Counsel, Crowell Moring, Washington, D.C.*
David J. Lender | Partner, Weil, New York *
Susannah P. Torpey | Partner, Winston and Strawn, New York*
Moderator: John Harkrider | Partner, Axinn, New York

Coffee Break

3:00 PM

Vertical Merger Guidelines: No Big News?

3:15 PM

Daniel Haar | Acting Chief,
Competition Policy and Advocacy Section, Antitrust Division US Department of Justice, Washington DC*

Elinor Hoffman | Deputy Bureau Chief, Antitrust, Office of the NYS Attorney General
Vandy M. Howell | Senior Vice President, Cornerstone Research*
Sharis Pozen | Partner, Clifford Chance, Washington, DC*
Jonathan M. Jacobson | Partner, Wilson Sonsini, New York*
Antonia Sherman | Competition/Antitrust Counsel, Linklaters, Washington D.C.*
Mary Lehner | Partner, Freshfields, Washington D.C*
Moderator: Frédéric Jenny | Chair, OECD Competition Committee, Paris*

Coffee Break

4:15 PM

New DoJ Compliance Guidelines: Is it working?

4:30 PM

Rene Augustine | Deputy Assistant Attorney General at U.S. Department of Justice*
Kent Walker | Chief Legal Officer, Google, Mountain View*
Jennifer Newstead | General Counsel, Facebook* *
Luther Lowe | Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Yelp., Washington, DC*
Vijaya Gadde | Global lead for Legal, Policy, Trust, and Safety, Twitter, San Francisco*
Horacio Gutierrez | Head of Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, Spotify, New York*
Moderator: William Kovacic | Professor, The George Washington University Law School

Closing Keynote Speech

5:30 PM

Makan Delrahim | Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice Antitrust Division, Washington, DC*

* To be confirmed


Ticket office opened until 4 october 2020

400 available tickets left.

General Admission

400 available tickets left.
Until 4 October 2020

Marvin Center - 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC

800 21st Street Northwest

20009 United States of America