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The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) presented Senator Amy Klobuchar with the 2018 Alfred E. Kahn Award for Antitrust Achievement at AAI’s 19th Annual Conference today. Senator Klobuchar is the Ranking Member on the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights.

Authors of two outstanding articles were presented with the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship at the American Antitrust Institute's Annual Conference today. The Cohen Award was created through a trust established in honor of the late Jerry S. Cohen, an outstanding trial lawyer and antitrust writer. It is administered by the law firm he founded, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC.

Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Antitrust Division, Makan Delrahim, delivered the keynote address during the luncheon of the American Antitrust Institute’s 19th Annual Conference on Thursday, June 21.    

On Tuesday, June 19, AAI President Diana Moss will testify with other experts on the proposed acquisition of health insurer, Aetna Inc., by pharmacy benefit manager and retail pharmacy, CVS Health Corporation. Moss’s testimony will draw from AAI’s March 26, 2018 letter opposing the merger to the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. The AAI letter dated March 26, 2018, can be found here. The hearing, to be held by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, will examine the potential competitive effects of the proposed merger. Aetna and CVS representatives will testify at the hearing along with consumer organizations, medical provider organizations, and economists. The hearing will be streamed live here.

Today, the AAI released the second part of its new White Paper series on Competition in the Delivery and Payment of Healthcare Services. Part II of this important and comprehensive analysis addresses “Promoting Competition in Healthcare Enforcement and Policy: Framing an Active Competition Agenda. The White Papers are co-authored by two of AAI's Advisory Board competition experts: Thomas Greaney, Visiting Professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law and Chester A. Myers Professor Emeritus at Saint Louis University School of Law; and Barak Richman, the Edgar P. & Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law and Business Administration at Duke University.