Partner Hilary Scherrer of the firm's Washington, DC office, and Partners Megan Jones and Bonny Sweeney of the firm's San Francisco office each spoke on a panel at the ABA Section of Antitrust Law's Spring Meeting in Washington, DC on April 14-17.
Description of the panels:
MARKET MANIPULATION: NOT YOUR COMMON CARTEL
Presented by the Cartel & Criminal Practice and Civil Practice & Procedure Committees
“Benchmarks and indices are common across many industries, such as financial, energy and commodities markets. Is antitrust the right tool to protect consumers from market manipulation? When is price transparency pro-competitive? When does conduct cross a line from active participation to manipulation? What intent is required? What frameworks are best for unilateral versus coordinated conduct?”
CHAIR AND MODERATOR: Amy B. MANNING, McGuireWoods LLP, Chicago, IL
PANELISTS: Eve GILES, Kingsley Napley LLP, London, United Kingdom; John H. LYONS, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC; Hilary H. SCHERRER, Hausfeld, Washington, D.C.
CHAIR’S SHOWCASE: RETHINKING ANTITRUST ECONOMICS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
“This session will reexamine what the goals of antitrust enforcement should be for the 21st Century – consumer welfare, total welfare, or consumer choice? It also will examine the role of economics and its use in setting evidentiary standards in antitrust cases outside the U.S. In addition, the program will explore whether the battle of economic experts is out of control in antitrust litigation.”
CHAIR AND MODERATOR: Howard FELLER, McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond, VA
PANELISTS: The Honorable Susan ILLSTON, U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court Northern District California, San Francisco, CA; Jonathan M. JACOBSON, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC, New York, NY; Kai-Uwe KUHN, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Steven C. SALOP, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC; Megan JONES, Hausfeld, San Francisco, CA; The Honorable Joshua D. WRIGHT, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
Presented by the Trade, Sports & Professional Associations and Trial Practice Committees
“Come watch jurors tackle the antitrust issues raised by a hypothetical college athletic association’s restrictions on amateur player compensation and decide whether the anticompetitive effects of those restraints, if any, are offset by the association’s procompetitive justifications for the restraints, and even if so, whether those procompetitive ends could be achieved by less restrictive means.”
CHAIR AND MODERATOR: Brian K. GRUBE, Jones Day, Cleveland, OH
PANELISTS: Greg D. ANDRES, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York, NY; Vineet BHATIA, Susman Godfrey LLP, Houston, TX; Gil CALVILLO, FTI Consulting, Los Angeles, CA; The Honorable Joan N. ERICKSEN, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Bryan KEATING, Compass Lexecon, Washington, DC; Tara REINHART, Senior Trial Counsel, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC; Bryan M. RICCHETTI, Cornerstone Research, Chicago, IL; Bonny E. SWEENEY, Hausfeld, San Francisco, CA
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