7 December 2020

The Global Antitrust Economics Conference

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From 7 December at 14:00 to 9 December 2020 at 16:00 EST

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Dec. 7

Webinar on Monday, Dec. 7, at 2 PM EST

Loretta PRESKA | Chief Judge, US District Court for the Southern District of New York [bio]

Pinar BAGCI | Principal, The Brattle Group, London [bio]
Mark GIDLEY | Partner, White & Case, Washington D.C. [bio]
Jay HIMES | Partner, Labaton Sucharow, New York [bio]
Martha SAMUELSON | CEO, Analysis Group, Boston [bio]
Moderator: Lawrence WHITE | Professor, Department of Economics, NYU Stern School of Business, New York [bio]

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Dec. 8

Webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 2 PM EST

Andrew SMITH | Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection,US Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC [bio]

Jeffrey AMATO | Partner, Winston & Strawn, New York [bio]
Joseph FARRELL | Partner, Bates White | Professor, University of California, Berkeley [bio]
Kinshuk JERATH | Professor of Marketing, Columbia Business School at Columbia University, New York [bio]
Thomas PHILIPPON | Professor, NYU Stern School of Business, New York [bio]
Moderator: Scott HEMPHILL | Professor, NYU School of Law, New York [bio]

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Dec. 9

Webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 2 PM EST

Hal VARIAN | Chief Economist, Google, San Francisco [bio]

Katherine FORREST | Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York [bio]
Michal GAL | Professor, University of Haifa [bio]
John HARKRIDER | Partner, Axinn, New York [bio]
Amy RAY | Partner, Orrick, Washington, DC [bio]
Moderator: Chris CONLON | Assistant Professor, NYU Stern School of Business, New York [bio]

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Concurrences Articles

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Panel 1: Global Class Action

Kenny Henderson, Jessica Foley, Devina Shah, UK competition class actions: an overview of national case law in the first five years, 15 October 2020, e-Competitions UK Class actions, Art. N° 96976

Michael D. Hausfeld, Anthony Maton, David R. Wingfield, Class actions & competition law: an overview of EU and national case law, 27 August 2020, e-Competitions Class actions, Art. N° 96134

Swathi Bojedla, The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upholds a lower Court’s ruling certifying a class of pharmaceutical drug purchasers alleging that the defendant engaged in anticompetitive behaviour to maintain its monopoly over a drug (Suboxone / Indivior) , 28 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 96676

Andrea Piletta Massaro, Cristina Poncibò, The Italian Government adopts a collective action reform which aims at redesigning proceedings beyond consumer law, 28 February 2020, e-Competitions February 2020, Art. N° 95748

Martin Favart, The Regional Court of Munich dismisses follow-on damages claims totalling €600 million against participants in a truck cartel (Trucks cartel), 7 February 2020, e-Competitions February 2020, Art. N° 94018

Tony Di Domenico, The Ontario Government introduces Bill 161 with amendments to process for class actions and private enforcement, 9 December 2019, e-Competitions December 2019, Art. N° 96885

Joost A. Möhlmann, Mark R. Fidder, Till Schreiber, Netherlands: Recent developments in cartel damages actions – A roadmap for effective compensation, November 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92007, pp. 208-218

Lucy Rigby, Luke Grimes, The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal adopts a practical approach to realities of collective actions damages due to the Truck cartel decision (Road Haulage Association / UK Trucks Claim), 28 October 2019, e-Competitions October 2019, Art. N°96432

Panel 2: Consumer Protection & Antitrust

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division, The US DoJ files a case and simultaneous settlement requiring the national association of realtors to repeal and modify certain rules to provide transparency (National Association of Realtors), 19 November 2020, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 97977

Grant Petrosyan, The US New York State Senate proposes legislation to modernize state antitrust law and expands the State’s and private litigants’ ability to litigate against companies for anticompetitive conduct (Twenty-First Century Anti-Trust Act), 14 September 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 96804

US Federal Trade Commission, The US FTC submits a comment to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that opposes issuing certificates of public advantage to prevent a merger of two health systems (Hendrick Health System / Shannon Health System), 14 September 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 96747

US Federal Trade Commission, The US FTC comments to the Texas Attorney General about likely competitive effect of proposed regulations imposing additional supervisory requirements on Texas Certified Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), 14 September 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 96744

Jon Direnfeld, Andrew Smith, Aaron Yeater, Platforms and Advertising: Implications of Digital Advertising for Competition and Consumer Protection

Steven J. Cernak, The US House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law holds hearings of a multinational online retail platform for antitrust claims (Amazon / Google / Apple / Facebook), 27 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 96169

Cristina Caffarra, “Follow the Money” - Mapping issues with digital platforms into actionable theories of harm, 29 August 2019, e-Competitions Platforms, Art. N° 91579

David C. Ingles , Sven G. Mickisch, The U.S. Senate approves the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act that would repeal or modify certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, 14 March 2018, e-Competitions March 2018, Art. N° 87158

Panel 3: AI in Antitrust

Aurélien Portuese, Anne Witt, Algorithmic antitrust (London, 6 March 2020), September 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 95996

German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority assists a national hospital institute in ensuring a competitive procurement process for licensing a new algorithm for invoicing hospital services (Institut für das Entgeltsystem im Krankenhaus - InEK), 8 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95773

Paul Stuart, John Messent, Henry Mostyn, Romi Lepetska, The UK Government lowers the merger notification threshold for specific sectors including artificial intelligence, cryptographic authentication and advanced materials, 21 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 96579

Ludovic Bernardeau, Algorithms: The International Competition Network adopts a framework document on mega data and agreement analysing the impact of digitalisation in the fight against cartels, 28 June 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 97558, p. 124

Thibault Schrepel, Michal S. Gal, Algorithms & Competition Law: Interview of Michal Gal by Thibault Schrepel, 14 May 2020, e-Competitions Algorithms, Art. N° 93929

Jay Modrall, The EU Commission publishes a package of initiatives on Europe’s digital future to create legislation on AI and big data, 19 February 2020, e-Competitions February 2020, Art. N° 93847

Speakers’ Documents

Panel 1

Kyle K. Oxford, Will Thompson, Warren Burns, United States Class Actions, 19 October, 2020

Michael D. Hausfeld, Laurence T. Sorkin, In Defense of Class Actions: A Response to Makan Delrahim’s Commentary on the UK Mastercard Case, 8 June 2020

Michael Hamburger, Adam Acosta, Gina Chiappetta, Analysis: Lamictal highlights increased
class action scrutiny in pharma cases, 15 May 2020

Makan Delrahim, Merricks v. Mastercard: "Passing n" the U.S. Experience, 5 May 2020

Miachel D. Hausfeld, Laurence T. Sorkin, Irving Scher, Litigating Indirect Purchaser Claims: Lessons for the EU from the U.S. Experience, Fall 2017

Panel 2

Rishabh Kirpalani, Thomas Philippon, Data Sharing and Market Power with Two-Sided Platforms, November 2020

W. Jason Choi, Kinshuk Jerath, Miklos Sarvary, Consumer Purchase Journey, Ad Wearout, and Privacy Choices, October 2020

W. Jason Choi, Kinshuk Jerath, Miklos Sarvary, Advertising and Price Competition Under
Consumer Data Privacy Choices, September 2020

Fei Long, Kinshuk Jerath, Miklos Sarvary, Optimally Designing an Online Retail Marketplace:
Leveraging Information from Sponsored Advertising, September 2020

Andrea Prat, Tommaso Valletti, Attention Oligopoly, 16 December 2019

Baojun Jiang, Kinshuk Jerath, Kannan Srinivasan, (2011) Firm Strategies in the “Mid Tail” of Platform-Based Retailing.
Marketing Science 30(5):757-775

Panel 3

Gal, Michal and Petit, Nicolas, Radical Restorative Remedies for Digital Markets (September 6, 2020). Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2021

Gal, Michal, Algorithms as Illegal Agreements (May 2, 2018). Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Forthcoming

Rubinfeld, Daniel L. and Gal, Michal, Access Barriers to Big Data (August 26, 2016). 59 Arizona Law Review 339 (2017)

Gal, Michal and Elkin-Koren, Niva, Algorithmic Consumers (August 8, 2016). Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 30, 2017

Moss, Diana L., Stutz, Randy M., United States America Before the Department of Transportation, Comments of the American Antitrust Institute, 1 May, 2013

Past Attendees

Agencies: CTED, District Court for the Southern District of New York, Federal Institute of Telecommunications, European Commission - DG COMP, Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission, International Monetary Fund, NYC Department of Finance, NYS Office of the Attorney General, OECD Competition Committee, Senegal Department of Trade, Uganda National Planning Authority, United Nations, US DOJ, US FTC,

Corporations: Broadridge, Citadel LLC, Facebook, Google, JetBlue Airways, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Prudential Financial, Sol Tactus, Qualcomm, Visa

Law firms: Advocates Group 621, Anand Ahuja Associates, AXA Advisors, Axinn, Bates White, Bloom Strategic Counsel, Clifford Chance, Constantine Cannon, Dentons, Dhuparr & Associates, Freitas & Weinberg, Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, IWRCF Advogados, Junhe, Kastell Advokatbyrå, Kirkland & Ellis, Klawiter, Labaton Sucharow, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Linklaters, Manatt Phelps & Phillips, Mattos Filho, Morgan Lewis, Norton Rose Fulbright, Orrick, Quinn Emanuel, Richard Wolfram, Esq., Shearman & Sterling, Simpson Thatcher & Barlett, V&K Law, Vilgerts Legal & Tax Law Firm, White & Case, Wilson Sonsini, Winston & Strawn

Consultancies: AB InBev, Analysis Group, Basepoint, Bates White, BlackRock, Brattle Group, Cerulean Global Capital, Charles Rivers Associates, Citadel, Compass Lexecon, Control Risks, DR Capital Management, Economists Incorporated, Healthcare Advocates, Heat Watch, Keystone Strategy, KP Accounting, M&T Global Partners, Natixis, NERA Economic Consulting, Orbiconsulting, Oxera, Park Ave Capital, RBB Economics, Sandretto Consulting, Surveyor Capital, Taconic Capital, TIG Advisors, Vannin Capital

Media: CTFN, The Deal, Dealreporter, Event Driven, JWB, Law Business Research, Law360, Le Monde French Daily, News Corp, Nikkei

Other: Brooklyn Technical High School, Brunel University, The Capitol Forum, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China Construction Bank, Chung Yuan Christian University, The City College of New York, Columbia Law School, Columbia University, CUNY Graduate Center, DCT Investment, Doctrinal, Fordham Law, GCR, George Mason Law, Georgetown Law, George Washington University, Harvard University, Health Philanthropy, Hitit University, Hofstra Law, Indiana University, May Bao, New York University, NYU Medical Center, NYU Schack School of Real Estate, NYU Stern, NYU Wagner, Oberlin College, Olivetree Financial, Pace University, PennState Law, Pepperdine University, Rutgers University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Ryerson University, Smith College, Stanford University, Taraba State Polytechnic, Tel Aviv University, Thomson Reuters, Suntai, UC Berkley, University of East Anglia, University of Fribourg Center for Competitiveness, University of International Business and Economics, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Michigan, West Virginia University, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University


This is the 5th edition of this conference co-organized by Concurrences and NYU Stern School of Business, in partnership with the sponsors. Due to the current health situation, the Global Antitrust Economics Conference will be held via a series of 3 webinars from December 7th to December 9th.

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