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Competition Law Institute

Fordham Competition Law Institute: Conference on International Antitrust Law
and Policy

For 46 years, the Fordham Competition Law Institute has presented the annual International Antitrust Law and Policy Conference, which is widely recognized as one of the premier events in the field.


46th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law
and Policy and Antitrust Economics Workshop

Antitrust Economics Workshop

Wednesday, 11 September 2019
8:45 a.m. – 4:25 p.m.

The workshop features economic experts and leading antitrust practitioners speaking on key topics and include a networking luncheon.

Conference

Thursday – Friday, 12 – 13 September 2019
Day 1 | 8:45 a.m. – 4:40 p.m., reception immediately following
Day 2 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Join antitrust agency heads, senior officials from antitrust authorities, leading attorneys from law firms and in-house legal departments, academics, and students of competition law from around the globe for one of the premier international conferences in antitrust law and policy. This year's panel discussions will address antitrust and populism, merger enforcement around the globe, emerging issues in competition law and health care, vertical restraints, and managing multijurisdictional risks and issues. A networking luncheon and reception take place on Thursday.


ANTITRUST ECONOMICS WORKSHOP: 11 SEPTEMBER 2019

Agenda

8:45–9:10 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast

9:10–9:15 a.m.  Opening Remarks

James Keyte, FCLI Director and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham   Law School; Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group

Morning Session

Sponsored by Edgeworth Economics

9:15–10:30 a.m. At The Intersection of Labor and Antitrust: New Trends in Non-Poaching Litigation (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Dr. John H. Johnson IV, CEO Edgeworth Economics

PANELISTS: David Bamberger, Partner, DLA Piper; Michael Burkhart, Partner, Morgan Lewis and Bockius; Dr. David Colino, Principal Consultant, Edgeworth Economics; Jennifer Giordano, Partner, Latham and Watkins; Melissa Maxman, Managing Partner, Cohen and Gresser

10:30–11:45 a.m.  Economic and Legal Issues in Indirect Purchaser Class Actions (1.5 CLE)

MODERTOR: Laila Haider, Partner, Edgeworth Economics

PANELISTS: Mike Kheyfets, Partner, Edgeworth Economics; Carrie Mahan, Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges; Jeffrey Amato, Partner, Winston & Strawn; William Michael, Partner, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

11:45–12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch

12:15–1:15 p.m. Keynote Panel

Is the consumer welfare standard the right fit for antitrust policy and enforcement? (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Scott Hemphill, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Keynote Speakers: Lina Khan, Academic Fellow, Columbia Law School (invited); Gabriella Muscolo, Commissioner, Italian Competition Authority; Sharis Pozen, Partner, Clifford Chance

1:15–1:30 p.m. Break

Afternoon Session

Sponsored by NERA Economic Consulting

1:30–2:45 p.m.  Is Digital the Dawn of a New Day or Just a Big Ditto? (1.5 CLE)

PANELISTS: Dr. Alexandre Carbonnel, Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting (Paris); Dr. Stephanie Demperio, Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting (Washington, DC); Dr. Craig Malam, Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting (San Francisco/Sydney); Dr. Nicola Tosini, Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting (Berlin); Darren Tucker, Partner, Vinson & Elkins

2:45–3 p.m. Break

3–4:15 p.m. 5G Is Roiling the Telecommunications Market and Raising Big Issues for Regulators (1.5 CLE)

PANELISTS: Dr. Anca Cojoc, Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting (London); Dr. Jason Hong, Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting (New York); Jason Stewart-Teitelbaum, Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Dr. Will Taylor, Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting (Auckland); Dr. Claire Xie, Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting (New York)

4:15–4:25 p.m. Closing Remarks

*Schedule and speakers are subject to change

FCLI CONFERENCE DAY 1: 12 SEPTEMBER 2019

Agenda

8:45–9:15 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9:15–9:30 a.m. Introductions and Welcome

James Keyte, FCLI Director and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group

9:30–10:45 a.m. Keynote Remarks (1.5 CLE)

Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Isabelle de Silva, President, Autorité de la Concurrence, France

10:45–11 a.m. Break

11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Big Tech and Antitrust: What Lies Ahead (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Susan Creighton, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

PANELISTS: Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, Competition and Markets Authority (UK); Kris Dekeyser, Director of Policy and Strategy, European Commission; Daniel Francis, Associate Director for Digital Markets, Federal Trade Commission; Andreas Mundt, President, Bundeskartellamt; Alexandre Barreto de Souza, President, CADE; Han Li Toh, Chief Executive, Competition & Consumer Commission of Singapore

12:15–1:45 p.m. Networking Lunch

                                 Sponsored by EE&MC GmbH

1:45–3 p.m.  Industrial Policy and Antitrust (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Howard Shelanski, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell

PANELISTS: Cal Goldman, Chair, Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group, Goodmans LLP; Frédéric Jenny, Professor of Economics, ESSEC Business School and Chairman, OECD Competition Committee; William Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, The George Washington University Law School; Gail Levine, Deputy Director, Federal Trade Commission; Isabella de Silva, President, Autorité de la Concurrence

3–3:15 p.m. Break

3:15–4:30 p.m. Private Litigation Around the World (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: James Mutchnik, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

PANELISTS: Pinar Bagci, Principal, The Brattle Group; Michael Hausfeld, Chairman, Hausfeld LLP; Enrico Adriano Raffaelli, Founding Partner, Rucellai & Raffaelli; Paul Stuart, Barrister, Cleary Gottlieb; Ingrid Vandenborre, Partner, Skadden

4:30–4:40 p.m. Closing Remarks

4:40–6 p.m. Reception

                        Sponsored by Kirkland and Ellis

*Schedule and speakers are subject to change

FCLI CONFERENCE DAY 2: 13 SEPTEMBER 2019

Agenda

8:30–9 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9–9:10 a.m. Introductions and Welcome

James Keyte, FCLI Director and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group

9:10–10:25 a.m. Keynote Remarks (1.5 CLE)

Kris Dekeyser, Director of Policy and Strategy, European Commission

Joseph Simons, Chairman, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

10:25–10:40 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m.–12 p.m. Non-Horizontal Mergers: Issues and Challenges (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: James Aitken, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

PANELISTS: Andrew Finch, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice; Karen Kazmerzak, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; Kai-Uwe Kuhn, Professor of Economics at the University of East Anglia; T. Scott Thompson, Partner, Bates White

12–12:15 p.m. Break

12:15–1:30 p.m. In-House Counsel Roundtable: Managing Risk in the Digital Age (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Karen Hoffman Lent, Partner, Skadden

PANELISTS: Rima Alaily, Deputy General Counsel, Competition Law Group, Microsoft; Oliver Bethell, Director, EMEA Competition, Google; Nikhil Shanbhag, Director, Competition and Telecommunications Law, Facebook; Koren Wong-Ervin, Director of Antitrust & IP Policy & Litigation, Qualcomm, Senior Expert and Researcher at China’s University of International Business and Economics; Academic Advisor at China's University of Political Law & Science.

1:30–1:50 p.m.  Closing Remarks

1:50 p.m. Conference Adjourns

*Schedule and speakers are subject to change

CLE Credit

CLE credits are approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for transitional and nontransitional professional practice credit, as detailed below.

  • Conference: maximum of 10.5 credit hours
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop: maximum of 4.5 credit hours

Registration

General Attorneys and Professionals

  • Conference only: $1500
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop only: $750
  • Combo -- Conference + Economics Workshop: $1750

Registration for General Attorneys

Government Employees and Academics

  • Conference only: $500
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop only: $100
  • Combo -- Conference + Economics Workshop: $550

Registration for Government Employees and Academics

In-House Counsel, Newly Admitted Attorneys, and Current Law Students

  • Free

Registration for In-House Counsel, Newly Admitted Attorneys, and Current Law Students

For more information about the 2019 events, please email Julie Smith.

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