AAI Year In Review 2017

Dec 21 2017

Throughout 2017, AAI carried out extensive research, education, and advocacy initiatives. AAI’s work has meaningful and demonstrated impact by facilitating pro-competitive and pro-consumer outcomes in the enforcement and policy arenas. We look forward to serving the public in 2018 as we extend important existing programs and take on new issues.

Amicus brief in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. (January 2017)

Amicus brief in Siegel v. Delta Airlines, Inc. (February 2017)

Healthcare Roundtable: Competition and Healthcare – Enforcement and Policy Priorities (February 2017)

International Antitrust Roundtable: Critical Issues in Global Antitrust – Comity, Intellectual Property, and Due Process (February 2017)

Amicus brief in U.S. v. Anthem, Inc. and Cigna Corp. (March 2017)

Spring Class Action Issues Update (March 2017)

Commentary: Antitrust and Inequality: What Antitrust Can and Should Do to Protect Workers (April 2017)

Speaker at International Competition Network Annual Conference, “Advocacy Strategy in Traditional and New Markets: Which Differences?” (May 2017)

Amicus brief in FTC v. Qualcomm, Inc. (May 2017)

Testimony before House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law hearing, “Recent Trends in International Enforcement” (June 2017)

18th Annual Conference: The Value of Antitrust (June 2017)

Invitational Symposium: Antitrust Remedies – A Multidisciplinary Approach (June 2017)

Amicus brief in Oracle v. Google (June 2017)

Letters to the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division re competitive issues raised by the proposed merger of Monsanto and Bayer (July 2017 and October 2017)

Commentary: What’s the Story Behind Antitrust Reform? Unpacking the “Better Deal” August 2017

Amicus brief in Avery Insurance Group, Inc. v. Delta Airlines, Inc. (September 2017)

Amicus brief In re Wellbutrin XL Antitrust Litigation (September 2017)

Remarks before House Judiciary Committee Democrats and Congressional Progressive Caucus briefing, “Competition and Corporate Power: The Impact of Economic Concentration on Jobs, Inequality, and the Financial Security of Working Families” October 2017

Amicus brief in Valspar Corp. v. DuPont & Co. (October 2017)

11th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference (November 2017)

5th Annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards (November 2017)

White Paper: State Occupational Licensing Reform and the Federal Antitrust Laws (November 2017)

Comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative opposing the imposition of “safeguard restrictions” in the solar industry under Section 201 of the Trade Act (November 2017)

Commentary: AAI Applauds Move to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger, Sets Record Straight on Vertical Merger Enforcement by Diana Moss (December 2017)

AAI 2017 Airline Roundtable: Broadening the Lens on Airline Competition (December 2017)

Fall Class Action Issues Update (November 2017)

Comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative opposing the imposition of “safeguard restrictions” on large residential washers under Section 201 of the Trade Act (December 2017)

Amicus Brief in Ohio v. American Express (December 2017)

Testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition and Consumer Rights, “The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust” (December 2017)

Commentary: Repeal of Network Neutrality Eliminates Important Antitrust-Regulation Partnership, Deprives Competition and Consumers of Needed Safeguards (December 2017) 

Presidential Transition Report on Competition Policy chapters on “Cartels,” “Mergers,” “Monopolization and Exclusion,” “Patents,” “Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” and “Banking and Financial Services”