11th Annual Conference Audio and Materials

Jun 25 2010

The American Antitrust Institute held its 11th annual conference June 24th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This year, the conference was titled "Public and Private: Are the Boundaries in Transition?" and focused on the interplay between antitrust, regulation, exemptions, and immunities.

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Agenda
Speaker Biographies
Supporters

Keynote Address (click title for audio)
Christine Varney, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Public and Private: Are the Boundaries Moving? Three Challenges in Competition Policy (click title for audio)

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Moderator:  Phil Weiser, Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation to the National Economic Council Director

Christopher Sagers, Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Michael Likosky, Senior Fellow, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University
Jonathan GS Koppell, Director, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University

Insurance (Summary available here)

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Moderator: Lawrence Mirel, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP; former Commissioner of Insurance, Securities and Banking for the District of Columbia
Randy Stutz, Research Fellow, American Antitrust Institute
Beth Farmer, Professor of Law, Penn State University

Financial Institutions (Summary available here)

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Moderator: K. Craig Wildfang, Partner, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi LLP
Arthur E. Wilmarth, Professor, The George Washington University Law School
Henry Polmer, Attorney, Law Offices of Henry M. Polmer

Telecommunications (Summary available here)

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Moderator: Jonathan Baker, Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission
Joseph Farrell, Director of the Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission
Marius Schwartz, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University

Transportation (Summary of panel discussion will be available soon)

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Spencer Weber Waller, Professor and Director, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Peter Carstensen, Young-Bascom Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
John Kwoka, Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics, Northeastern University

Awards Luncheon (click title for audio)

Presentation of the 8th Annual Jerry S. Cohen Award to Einer Elhauge by Herb Milstein, Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Presentation of the AAI Antitrust Achievement Award to Steven C. Salop with talks by Jonathan Baker, Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission and Carl Shapiro, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Health Care Reform and Competition Panel (title for audio)

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Moderator: Max Huffman, Associate Professor of Law and Dean's Fellow, Indiana University Law School
Thomas Greaney, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law
Barak D. Richman, Professor of Law, Duke Law

Energy Reform and Competition Panel(click title for audio)

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Moderator: Diana Moss, Vice President and Senior Fellow, American Antitrust Institute
Peter Fox-Penner, Principal, The Brattle Group; Author of Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities
Susan Kelly, Vice President of Policy Analysis and General Counsel, American Public Power Association