27 juin

Rulemaking Authority of the Federal Trade Commission

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Lundi 27 juin de 09h00 à 18h30 EDT

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National Press Club (Washington, DC)

529 14th Street Northwest

20005 Washington United States of America
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Programme

Registration & Breakfast

8:45am

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEECH

09.15am

Christine WILSON | Commissioner, US Federal Trade Commission, Washington D.C.*

#1 ANTITRUST AND LEGISLATION

9:45am

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

Coffee Break

11:15am

#2 LEGISLATIVE PROCESS : ROLE OF CONGRESS VS. ROLE OF THE FTC

11:30am

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 COMMISSION

13:00pm

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.

Lunch

13:15pm

#3 FTC RULEMAKING VS. ENFORCEMENT : A COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS

2:30pm

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*

Coffee break

4:00pm

#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*

Reception

5:45pm

*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

2. Graham Hyman, Gregory E. Heltzer, The US DoJ antitrust Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter signals a more aggressive stance in national antitrust enforcement, 24 janvier 2022

3. Luis Blanquez, Steven J. Cernak, The US Congress marks up 6 newly proposed antitrust bills aimed at reigning in alleged anticompetitive and monopolistic conduct by Big Tech companies, 23 juin 2021

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

1. Pierre Larouche, Legislation on digital platform giants : The future of competition law ?, février 2022

2. James A. Fishkin, Michael Cowie, The US FTC and the DoJ announce a joint initiative to conduct a comprehensive analysis of their merger guidelines, 18 janvier 2022

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 ?

1. Dirk Auer, Geoffrey Manne, The error costs of loyalty discounts, février 2022

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

3. Michael Gallagher, Kevin Adam, Ada Yue Wang, The US Congress introduces a package of bills seeking changes to antitrust and patent law in the pharmaceutical industry, 21 avril 2021

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