16th Annual Conference: Antitrust and the 2016 Presidential Transition

Jun 18

16th Annual Conference: Antitrust and the 2016 Presidential Transition

Date: Jun 18, 2015
Location: National Press Club, Washington DC

The American Antitrust Institute’s (AAI’s) 16th Annual Conference, Antitrust and the 2016 Presidential Transition, was held on Thursday, June 18, 2015.  Antitrust experts undertook an expansive critical examination of the modern antitrust enterprise. The event was part of AAI’s larger effort to formulate a comprehensive set of policy recommendations to the 45th President of the United States. The conference will inform a book to be published in advance of the 2016 presidential election, in the tradition of the AAI’s 2008 Transition Report, The Next Antitrust Agenda.

The Annual Conference explored pathways to, and the reforms needed to create effective, progressive, consumer-oriented antitrust policy from three perspectives: (1) the core competition policies reflected in modern case law and economic analysis; (2) the institutions of antitrust enforcement and policymaking, including the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, State Attorneys’ General, and Congress; and (3) the successes and failures of antitrust as applied in the nation’s critical business sectors and industries.

Listen to:  Opening Plenary: Competition Policy (Cartels, Monopolies, Mergers)

Listen to:  Buyer Power & Retail 

Listen to:  Airlines

Listen to:  Media & Telecommunications 

Listen to:  Luncheon
Presentation of Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship
Presentation of the AAI’s Alfred Kahn Award for Antitrust Achievement

Listen to:  Food & Agriculture

Listen to:  Banking & Financial Services

Listen to: Politics of Antitrust

Listen to:  Afternoon Plenary: Enforcement & Institutions (Public Enforcement, Private Enforcement)

Thank you for Supporting this Program:

  • Adams Holcomb LLP
  • Bates White Economic Consulting
  • Blecher & Collins
  • Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
  • Committee to Support Antitrust Laws
  • Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Constantine Cannon
  • Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP 
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Epiq Systems
  • Expedia
  • Google
  • Gustafson Gluek PLLC
  • Kaplan Fox
  • KCC
  • Microsoft
  • Nathan Associates
  • National Beer Wholesalers Association
  • Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis