Registration & Breakfast8:45am
OPENING KEYNOTE SPEECH09.15am
Christine WILSON | Commissioner, US Federal Trade Commission, Washington D.C.*
#1 ANTITRUST AND LEGISLATION9:45am
The evolution of recent legislation from initial Senator Klobuchar proposals to House proposals (economy wide legislation to targeted legislation) ; and the Antitrust Legislation vs. Regulation (enforcement against new economy-wide competition concerns vs. imposition of regulations for certain industries)
James RILL | Senior Counsel, Baker Botts, Washington D.C (bio)
Moderator : TBD
#2 LEGISLATIVE PROCESS : ROLE OF CONGRESS VS. ROLE OF THE FTC11:30am
The Congressional Authority and the FTC Authority to Issue Rules – UDAP vs. UMC - can be discussed. Moreover, the Conflicts of Law (Administrative vs. Existing Jurisprudence) ; and the Conflicts of Jurisdiction (FTC only enforcement of FTC rules) raise questions and issues.
Alden ABBOTT | Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, Former General Counsel, FTC, Washington D.C (bio)
Marina LAO | Professor, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ (bio)
Maureen OHLHAUSEN | Partner, Baker Botts, Washington D.C (bio)
Richard PIERCE | Professor of Law, George Washington University, Washington D.C. (bio)
Moderator : Aurélien PORTUESE | Director of Antitrust & Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington D.C. (bio)
BOOK PRESENTATION : RULEMAKING AUTHORITY OF THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION13:00pm
Edited by Daniel A. Crane, with a Foreword by J. Howard Beales III & Timothy Muris, this timely new publication draws on the experience of lawyers and academics, including practitioners with backgrounds at the FTC, to address the myriad questions raised by the prospect of notice-and-comment rulemaking to make major changes in antitrust law. With essays by : Alden F. Abbott , Jonathan M. Barnett, Corbin Barthold, Neil Chilson, James C. Cooper, Daniel A. Crane, Marina Lao, Aaron L. Nielsen, Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Richard J. Pierce, Jr., James F. Rill, Ben Rossen, Berin Szóka, and Henry Su.
#3 FTC RULEMAKING VS. ENFORCEMENT : A COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS2:30pm
There are some risks to broad UMC rulemaking efforts, as well as risk of chilling pro-competitive business activities ; and specific rules (i.e. exclusive contracting).
Jonathan BARNETT | Professor, University of Southern California (bio)
Sean HEATHER | Senior Vice President, International Regulatory Affairs & Antitrust, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington D.C (bio)
Aaron NIELSON | Professor, Brigham Young University, Provo
Henry SU | Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Washington D.C (bio)
Moderator : Janis KESTENBAUM | Partner, Perkins Coie, Washington D.C*
#4 UMC RULEMAKING : WHAT BUSINESS IMPACT ?4:15pm
Chilling effect/business uncertainty ; and industry specific concerns for development, supply chains, and innovation.
Neil CHILSON | Senior Research Fellow, Stand Together | Charles Koch Institute, Arlington
Berin SZOKA | President & Founder, TechFreedom, Washington D.C
Joanna TSAI | Vice-Président, CRA, Washington D.C*
Moderator : Joshua WRIGHT | Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School - George Mason University, Fairfax*
*to be confirmed
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Panel 1 : Antitrust and Legislation
1. Benton Curtis, Julian L. André, Justin P. Murphy, Sarah E. Walters, Edward B. Diskant, Paul M. Thompson, Kenji M. Price, The US DoJ lists antitrust as a priority enforcement area and reveals plans to commit substantial resources to antitrust enforcement, 3 March 2022, e-Competitions mars 2022
4. Alden F. Abbott, Robin Adelstein, Megan Browdie, Michael A. Carrier, Peter C. Carstensen, Samuel Clark, Lisl J. Dunlop, Harry First, Albert A. Foer, Eleanor M. Fox, Jacqueline Grise, Ryan Kantor, Donald C. Klawiter, John Kwoka, James Langenfeld, Tad Lipsky, Alessandro Massolo, Howard Morse, Gabriella Muscolo, James Bo Pearl, Noah Pinegar, Chris Ring, Christopher Sagers, Richard S. Taffet, Willard K. Tom, Eliot Turner, Doug Tween, Tommaso Valletti, Michael L. Weiner, The new US antitrust administration, fevrier 2021
Panel 2 : Legislative Process : Role of Congress vs. Role of the FTC
Panel 3 : FTC Rulemaking vs. Enforcement : A Cost/Benefit Analysis
1. Luis Blanquez, Steven J. Cernak, The US President Joe Biden issues an executive order on promoting competition in the American economy calling on the DoJ and FTC to enforce the antitrust laws vigorously, 9 juillet 2021
2. Steven A. Reed, Scott A. Stempel, Daniel S. Savrin, The US Supreme Court holds that the FTC lacks the authority to seek equitable monetary relief in cases brought in federal court under FTC Act Section 13(b) (AMG Capital Management), 22 avril 2021
Panel 4 : UMC Rulemaking : What Business Impact ?
2. Mark J. Gidley, George Paul, Rebecca H. Farrington, Douglas Jasinski, Anna Kertesz, Ashley Stoner, The US FTC votes 3-2 to enact a major policy change relevant to every party involved in settling a merger investigation after signalling its intent to bring back an old practice of mandatory prior approval and notice provisions in consent orders earlier this year, 25 octobre 2021
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