Hausfeld & NYU School of Law Present - Antitrust and 21st Century Bigness: Dealing with Tech Platforms in a Globalized World

Big Tech and Bigness. These issues continue to dominate the antitrust agenda in the United States and throughout the world. Three years ago, we examined these issues at a conference held at NYU School of Law, at a time when US enforcement agencies had yet to act. We now return for a second edition of that conference, at a time when antitrust agencies around the world—including in the US—are taking on the challenge. We will ask, what progress has been made? What obstacles have been encountered? What are the prospects for the future?

Join NYU School of Law, Hausfeld, and an estimate group of expert panelists—scholars, practitioners, and enforcers, from the US and Europe—who will discuss antitrust issues being addressed in the courts and playing out legislatively in the US and abroad. Panels will cover topics including monopolization and abuse of dominance, antitrust issues in Big Tech acquisitions, the impact existing competition law has on Big Tech firms, the recent rise of Artificial Intelligence and its possible impact on the competitive landscape, and proposed legislation and regulatory changes to address anticompetitive behavior by Big Tech firms.

Hausfeld Chair Emeritus, Michael Hausfeld, will serve as the moderator for a panel on “Existing Law: Solutions?” This conversation will explore if the current competition laws can reach and remedy anticompetitive conduct by Big Tech Firms. Michael will be joined by Alexandre de Streel, Professor of European Law, University of Namur; Daniel Francis, Professor, NYU School of Law; Ian Simmons, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP; and Diane Wood, Senior Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit and Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School.

Hausfeld Partner Thomas Höppner will offer a European perspective on the “Monopolization and Abuse of Dominance: Is Big Tech Bad?” This panel examines if traditional monopolization/abuse analysis is adequate for assessing dominant firm conduct by Big Tech firms. It also explores how such analysis should address the distinctive characteristics of platforms and digital markets and the business models of firms operating in such markets. Thomas will be joined by Andrew Gavil, Professor, Howard University School of Law; Thomas Kramler, Head of Unit - Antitrust: E-commerce and Data Economy, DG Competition, European Commission; and Nancy Rose, Professor, MIT Department of Economics; with Harry First, Professor, NYU School of Law, moderating.

The Antitrust and 21st Century Bigness conference will be held in person on February 24, 2023, at the NYU School of Law.

For more information regarding the event details, CLE credits, and vaccination requirements, please visit the Antitrust and 21st Century Bigness: Dealing with Tech Platforms in a Globalized World webpage.

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CLE: This event was approved for up to 8 New York credits of CLE in the Areas of Professional Practice category. The credit will be both transitional and non-transitional and is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.