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The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) today issued “A National Competition Policy: Unpacking the Problem of Declining Competition and Setting Priorities Moving Forward.” AAI President Diana Moss said, “The AAI is resetting the debate over the importance of antitrust enforcement and competition policy. The statement makes the case for why we need a National Competition Policy.”

The National Competition Policy statement unpacks the increasingly high-profile problems that are symptomatic of declining competition, including rising concentration, declining rates of market entry, and growing inequality. It then suggests three core principles for a National Competition Policy, and sets out seven priorities that should guide the new approach.

On Wednesday, November 9, the American Antitrust Institute will host its 10th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.  The day kicks off early with a Junior Lawyers Breakfast targeted to the young practitioners who will be the future of the antitrust sector.  Pamela Gilbert, an expert on our political system in practice, will briefly discuss the implications of the election results for private antitrust enforcement. Panelists will then turn to a more general discussion of topics likely to be of interest to junior antitrust attorneys.

Today the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to reject a legal theory pursued by Visa and MasterCard and three of their largest member banks. If accepted, the credit card issuers' reasoning could immunize large swaths of anticompetitive conduct by joint ventures and other collaborations among competitors.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) filed an amicus brief asking the full Third Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a panel decision that sharply restricts the use of the Sherman Act to police anticompetitive “product hopping.”   

From the interview of Diana Moss for "Farmers, Antitrust Activists Are Worried That Big Ag Is Only Getting Bigger" on NPR on October 18, 2016:

"The proposed mergers could well increase prices for biotechnology, eliminate choices for growers, slow down innovation and raise food prices to consumers," Moss testified.