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Competition Law Institute

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

We hope that the entire antitrust community is healthy and safe.  For 47 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. Given New York City’s challenging position in this crisis, Fordham recently decided that it will not be hosting any in-person conferences through the end of 2020.

The good news, however, we at the Fordham Competition Law Institute—with the generous cooperation and help of our speakers, sponsors and supporters around the world—will be moving this year’s conference online. The dates have been settled for October 7-9 and the program will remain the same, just more accessible!  As you will see from the program details below, our virtual conference will have four global enforcement leaders as keynote speakers, excellent panels on the latest and most pressing topics as well as networking events. We also plan to use this virtual opportunity for different formats, more ways to interact with speakers and panelists and to facilitate cutting edge networking opportunities for our sponsors and those attending virtually.

Again, please stay safe and healthy, and we hope to see you all—virtually—in October.

 

Sincerely,

 

James Keyte

Director, Fordham Competition Law Institute


47th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law
and Policy and Antitrust Economics Workshops

Antitrust Economics Workshops + Networking Session with Heads of Authority

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

1. The workshops feature economic experts and leading antitrust practitioners speaking on key topics and include a networking luncheon.

Workshop 1: Sponsored by Edgeworth Economics
Workshop 2: Sponsored by The Brattle Group

2. An opportunity to interact virtually with various Heads of Authority from around the globe.

Conference

Thursday – Friday, October 8-9, 2020

 

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 nascent acquisitions and other merger issues; tech, big data and privacy; and in-house issues arising in a pandemic environment.  There also will be a number of virtual networking events with speakers as well.
 

Keynote speakers include:
-Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President, A Europe Fit for a Digital Age, Competition Commissioner
-Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
-Joseph J. Simons, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
-Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, U.K. Competition and Markets Authority

Panel Topics include:
-Tech, Platform and Privacy – What the Future Holds
-Merger Issues – A Global Perspective
-In-House Counsel Roundtable: Competition and Other Issues in a Pandemic Environment

 

*Schedule, topics and speakers are subject to change


ANTITRUST ECONOMICS WORKSHOP: OCTOBER 7, 2020

Fordham Competition Law Institute

Antitrust Economics Workshop

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

 

8–9 a.m. Speakers and Sponsors Welcome Breakfast/Lunch

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

Morning Economics Session

Sponsored by Edgeworth Economics

9:15–11 a.m. Conflicting Decisions in Pharmaceutical Class Certification Workshop  (2.0 CLE)

MODERATOR: George Korenko, PhD, Partner, Edgeworth Economics

PANELISTS: Jeffrey C. Bank, Partner, Wilson Sonsini; Justin Bernick, Partner, Hogan Lovells; Danielle R. Foley, Partner, Venable LLP; Tram Nguyen, PhD, Principal Consultant, Edgeworth Economics

Heads of Authority Workshop

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.  Heads of Authority Q&A Workshop

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

PANELISTS: Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, U.K. Competition and Markets Authority; Isabelle de Silva, President, Autorité de la Concurrence; Cani Fernández, Olivier Guersent, Director-General, European Commission, President, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia; Margarida Matos Rosa, President, Portuguese Competition Authority; Gabriella Muscolo, Commissioner, Autoritá Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato; Christine Wilson, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Afternoon Economics Session

Sponsored by The Brattle Group

12:30–2:15 p.m. Antitrust Economics Workshop (2.0 CLE)

Panel 1: Econometrics and Modeling for Mergers, Globally (12:30-1:20 p.m.)

MODERATOR: Renée Duplantis, Principal, The Brattle Group
PANELISTS: Konstantin Ebinger, Principal, The Brattle Group; Thorsten Mäger, Partner, Hengeler Mueller; Loren Smith, Principal, The Brattle Group; Justin Stewart-Teitelbaum, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Panel 2: Understanding Network Effects in the Platform Context (1:20-2:15 p.m.)

MODERATOR: Mike Cragg, Principal and Chairman of the Board, The Brattle Group
PANELISTS: Rosa Abrantes-Metz, New York University, Stern School of Business; Evan Chesler, Chairman, Cravath Swaine & Moore; Lars Kjølbye, Partner, Latham & Watkins; Kai-Uwe Kühn, Academic Advisor, The Brattle Group

2:15–2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

FCLI CONFERENCE DAY 1: OCTOBER 8, 2020

Agenda

47th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy - Day 1
Thursday, October 8, 2020

7:15–8:15 a.m. Sponsors Networking Breakfasts
                         Skadden Arps and Clifford Chance

8:15–8:30 a.m. Introductions and Welcome

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

8:30–9:50 a.m. Keynote Remarks 

Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President, A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, and Competition Commissioner

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

Panel Discussion

Howard Shelanski, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Professor of Law, Georgetown University

Michele Davis, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

9:50–10 a.m. Break

10–11:20 a.m. Panel 1: Tech, Platform and Privacy – What the Future Holds (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Renata Hesse, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

PANELISTS: Cani Fernández, President, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia; Bernard (Barry) Nigro, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice; Sean Royall, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Koren Wong-Ervin, Partner, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

11:20–11:30 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m.–12:50 p.m.  Panel 2: Merger Issues – A Global Perspective (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Josh Soven, Partner, Wilson Sonsini
PANELISTS: Isabelle de Silva, President, Autorité de la Concurrence; Daniel Francis, Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission; D. Bruce Hoffman, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Axel Schulz, Partner, White & Case LLP

12:50–1 p.m. Break

1–2 p.m. Plenary Networking Event and Fireside Chat (1.5 CLE)

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

PANELISTS William Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, The George Washington University Law School; Barry E. Hawk, Founder, Competition Law Institute; Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

2–3 p.m. Sponsors Networking Event

                                             Sponsored by Freshfields

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

FCLI CONFERENCE DAY 2: OCTOBER 9, 2020

Agenda

47th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy - Day 2
Friday, October 9, 2020

 

7:15–8:15 a.m. Sponsors Networking Breakfast

                                    Kirkland & Ellis and Davis Polk

8:15–8:30 a.m. Introductions and Welcome

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

8:30–9:50 a.m. Keynote Remarks 

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

Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, U.K. Competition and Markets Authority

Panel Discussion

Antonio Bavasso, Partner and co-head Antitrust, Allen & Overy LLP

Sharis Pozen, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

9:50–10 a.m. Break

10–11 a.m. Plenary Networking Event and Fireside Chat

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

PANELISTS: Frédéric Jenny, Professor of Economics, ESSEC Business School and Chairman, OECD Competition Committee; Terrell McSweeny, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

11–11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. In-House Counsel Roundtable: Competition and Other Issues in a Pandemic Environment (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Karen Hoffman Lent, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

PANELISTS: Gabrielle Kohlmeier, Associate General Counsel, Antitrust & Strategic Projects, Verizon; Jon Lutinski, Vice President and Chief Antitrust Counsel, American Express; Rob Mahini, Senior Counsel, Google; Suzanne Wachsstock, Chief Antitrust Counsel, Walmart

12:45–1 p.m. Closing Remarks

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

1 p.m. Conference Adjourns

*Schedule and speakers 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 5.5 credit hours
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop: maximum of 4.0 credit hours

Registration 

General Attorneys and Professionals 

  • Conference 
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop 
  • Combo -- Conference + Economics Workshop: $300

Government Employees and Academics

  • Conference 
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop 
  • Combo -- Conference + Economics Workshop: $100

 

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

  • Free

 

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