AAI President to Discuss Regulatory Versus Antitrust Standards in Merger Review at ABA Spring Conference

On Thursday, April 7 AAI President Diana Moss will participate in the panel discussion "Consumers v. The Public Interest: Divergent Merger Standards?" at the American Bar Association Antitrust Section¹s Annual Spring Meeting in Washington DC.

Description:
What do Comcast/Time Warner Cable and Exelon/PEPCO have in common? Both transactions remind us that proposed mergers in many industries are subject to multiple layers of regulatory review. Antitrust standards and ³public interest² standards do not always converge. We will explore the array of legal issues posed by this cacophony and how parties can harness it to serve their interests.

Chair:
Shimica Gaskins, Senior Counsel, Acting Chief of Staff, U.S Department of Justice, Office of Legal Policy

Moderator:
David L. Meyer, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Speakers:
Thomas O. Barnett, Covington & Burling LLP
Jamillia P. Ferris, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
Diana L. Moss, American Antitrust Institute
William H. Stallings, Mayer Brown LLP            
                
The conference will be held at the J.W. Marriott Washington D.C. The session begins at 8:30 a.m. and is presented by the Media & Technology and Transportation & Energy Industries Committees. For more information, visit the ABA Antitrust Section.