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

For 49 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.

Fordham’s 49th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy, + Antitrust Economics Workshop
to be held LIVE and In-Person at Fordham Law School.


49th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law
and Policy and Antitrust Economics Workshops
 

 

Antitrust Economics Workshops + Networking Session with Heads of Authority
The workshop will feature economic experts, enforcers, and leading antitrust practitioners speaking on key topics.
 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch provided.

 

49th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy
Join antitrust agency heads and leading academics, practitioners and in-house counsel from around the globe for a live 3-day conference 

Thursday – Friday, September 15 – 16, 2022
Day 1 | 8:45 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Day 2 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch provided both days.

Preliminary list of speakers and panel topics:
Keynote Speakers (and Panel Discussion)
EVP Margrethe Vestager
AAG Jonathan Kanter
FTC Chair Lina Khan 
ACCC Chair Gina Cass-Gottlieb

Special Lunch Panel
On Thursday, September 15, we will also have a lunch panel celebrating Eleanor Fox and Harry First, true icons in our field.

Panel Topics 

  • “Are Market Economies and the Consumer Welfare Standard Being Overwhelmed by National Interests, Politics or Progressive Forces and Policies?”
  • “How the Ibero-American Agencies and Courts are Addressing Tech Issues Across Competition Dimensions”
  • “The Antitrust Assessment of Business Models, Justifications and Efficiencies of Dominant Firms”
  • “Managing the Deal Process in an Increasingly Progressive Enforcement Environment” 
  • “In-House Counsel Roundtable: Getting All the Ducks in a Row on Deals – Antitrust and a Lot More”

Other Agency Heads Speaking on Panels
Reiko Aoki (Japan)
Gina Cass-Gottlieb (Australia)
Olivier Guersent (DG COMP) 
Andreas Mundt (Germany)
Margarida Matos Rosa (Portugal)

Academics Participating in the Conference
Eleanor Fox (NYU)
Daniel Francis (NYU)
Barry Hawk (Fordham)
Frederic Jenny (moderator) (OECD)
Bill Kovacic (George Washington)
Alejandra Palacios Prieto (USC)
Zephyr Teachout (Fordham) 

Practitioners Participating in the Conference 
Elizabeth Avery (Gilbert & Tobin)
Alasdair Balfour (Kirkland & Ellis)
Art Burke (Davis Polk)
Terry Calvani (Brunswick)
Rebecca Farrington (White & Case) 
Andrew Finch (Paul Weiss)
Andrew Foster (Skadden) 
Cal Goldman (Goldman Law)
Ilene Gotts (Wachtel)
Renata Hesse (Sullivan & Cromwell)
Robert Klotz (Sheppard Mullin)
Karen Lent (Skadden)
Nick Levy (Cleary Gottlieb)
Gabriella Muscolo (Franzosi Dal Negro Setti)
Leigh Oliver (Clifford Chance)
Eduardo Perez Motta (SAI Law & Economics)
Alex Potter (Freshfields)
Kate Rocco (Latham & Watkins)
Koren Wong-Ervin (Axinn Veltrop)

*Schedule and topics subject to change

 

 

ANTITRUST ECONOMICS WORKSHOP: SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

Speakers and Topics 

 

8:00–8:40 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast

8:40–8:45 a.m.  Opening Remarks

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

First Session

Sponsored by The Brattle Group

8:45–10:30 a.m.

Panel 1: What is the Role of Economists in a Neo-Brandeisian/Progressive Deal Environment? (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Loren Smith, Principal, The Brattle Group

PANELISTS:
Laurent Eymard, Principal, The Brattle Group
Andrew Finch, Partner, Paul Weiss
Andrea Gomes da Silva, Senior Advisor, Brunswick Group
Mary Lehner, Partner, Freshfields

Panel 2: The IP/Antitrust Intersect: An Economic Perspective

MODERATOR: Vanessa Yanhua Zhang, Principal, The Brattle Group

PANELISTS:

Reiko Aoki, Commissioner, Japan Fair Trade Commission
Josephine Duh, Senior Associate, The Brattle Group
Dina Kallay, Head of Antitrust, Ericsson 
Gabriella Muscolo, Partner, Franzosi Dal Negro Setti

10:30–10:45 a.m.
Break

Second Session

Sponsored by Cornerstone Research

10:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 

Pharmacy Benefit Managers: Economics and Enforcement Interest (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: TBA

PANELISTS:
Alice Chen, Associate Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy; Senior Fellow, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California
Andrew Elzinga, Senior Manager, Cornerstone Research
Gautam Gowrisankaran, Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Others: TBA

Transatlantic Antitrust Class Actions

MODERATOR: Vivek Mani, Vice President, Cornerstone Research

PANELISTS:
Liam Colley, Senior Vice President, Cornerstone Research
Caeli Higney, Partner, Gibson Dunn
EU Lawyer: TBA

12:30–12:45 p.m.

Break to gather boxed lunches

12:45–2:00 p.m.
Agency Economists’ Roundtable

MODERATOR: Scott Hemphill, Moses H. Grossman Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

PANELISTS:
Lilla Csorgo, Chief Economist, Competition Bureau Canada
Ioana Marinescu, Principal Economist, Antitrust Division, DOJ
Baethan Mullen, General Manager, Economics and International, ACCC
Hans Zenger, Head of Unit (Chief Economist Team), DG COMP

CMA (invited)

Speakers & Sponsors Dinner

Co-sponsored by Davis Polk and Freshfields

 

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

FCLI CONFERENCE DAY 1: SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

Speakers and Topics 

DAY 1: SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

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

                                             Co-sponsored by Axinn and EE&MC

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

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

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

Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President, European Commission

Q&A

Alex Potter, Partner, Freshfields
Koren Wong-Ervin, Partner, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider

Jonathan Kanter, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice

Q&A

Daniel Francis, Assistant Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

10:45–11 a.m. Break

11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Are Market Economies and the Consumer Welfare Standard Being Overwhelmed by National Interests, Politics or Progressive Forces and Policies? (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Frédéric Jenny, Chair, OECD Competition Committee
PANELISTS:
Andrew Finch, Partner, Paul Weiss
Eleanor Fox, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, NYU School of Law
Cal Goldman, Principal, The Law Office of Calvin Goldman, Q.C.
Eduardo Pérez Motta, Partner, SAI Law & Economics
Andreas Mundt, President, Bundeskartellamt; Chair, International Competition Network

12:15–1:45 p.m. Luncheon Honoring Eleanor Fox & Harry First

                                   Co-sponsored by Clifford Chance and Paul Weiss                                

MODERATOR: William Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law; Director of the Competition Law Center, George Washington University Law School

PANELISTS:
Terry Calvani, Senior Advisor, Brunswick Group
Scott Hemphill, Moses H. Grossman Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Ilene Knable Gotts, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Barry Hawk, Founder, Fordham Competition Law Institute

1:45–3:00 p.m.  How the Ibero-American Agencies and Courts are Addressing Tech Issues Across Competition Dimensions (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Alejandra Palacios, Senior Fellow, University of Southern California; Affiliate, The Brattle Group
PANELISTS:
Marcos Exposto, Partner, BMA Advogados (Brazil)
Margarida Matos Rosa, President, Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC)
María Luisa Tierno Centella, Director-General for Competition, CNMC
Pablo Trevisán, Partner, Trevisán Abogados
Mario Ybar Abad, Counsel, Garrigues (Chile)

Others: TBA

3:00–3:15 p.m. Break

3:15–4:30 p.m. The Antitrust Assessment of Business Models, Justifications and Efficiencies of Dominant Firms (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Daniel Francis, Assistant Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
PANELISTS:
Art Burke, Partner, Davis Polk
Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Robert Klotz, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
Leigh Oliver, Partner, Clifford Chance
Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

4:30–4:40 p.m. Closing Remarks

4:40–6:00 p.m. Reception

               Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis

 

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

FCLI CONFERENCE DAY 2: SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

Speakers and Topics 

DAY 2: SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

8:30–9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

                                             Co-sponsored by Axinn and EE&MC

9:00–9:10 a.m. Introductions and Welcome

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

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

Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Lina Khan, Chair, Federal Trade Commission

Q&A

Renata Hesse, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell
Andrew Foster, Partner, Skadden Arps

10:25–10:40 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Managing the Deal Process in an Increasingly Progressive Enforcement Environment (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Nicholas Levy, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb

PANELISTS:
Elizabeth Avery, Partner, Gilbert & Tobin
Alasdair Balfour, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
Olivier Guersent, Director-General, DG Comp
Rebecca Farrington, Partner, White & Case
Kate Rocco, Partner, Latham & Watkins

12:00–12:15 p.m. Break

12:15–1:30 p.m. In-House Counsel Roundtable: Getting All the Ducks in a Row on Deals – Antitrust and a Lot More (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Karen Lent, Partner, Skadden Arps

PANELISTS: 
Greg McCurdy, Senior Director, Competition & Regulatory Affairs, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Christine Palumbo, Chief Counsel, M&A Competition/Antitrust & Well-Being, Mondelēz International 
Steve Reeder, Global Antitrust Lead, TikTok
Greg Sivinski, Assistant General Counsel, Competition & Markets Regulation Group, Microsoft

1:30–1:50 p.m. Closing Remarks

1:50 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 credit hours TBD
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop: maximum of credit hours TBD

Registration 

General Attorneys and Professionals

  • Conference Only, $800 in-person | $400 live broadcast
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop Only, $300 in-person | $200 live broadcast 
  • Combo -- Conference + Economics Workshop, $1,000 in-person | $500 live broadcast

Government Employees and Academics

  • Conference Only, $300 in-person | $150 live broadcast 
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop Only, $200 in-person | $75 live broadcast
  • Combo -- Conference + Economics Workshop, $500 in-person | $250 live broadcast

 

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

  • Free

 

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