Senator Amy Klobuchar to Deliver Keynote Address at American Antitrust Institute Private Enforcement Conference

Oct 11 2017
AAI Announcements

Senator Amy Klobuchar, the Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, will deliver the keynote address at AAI's 11th annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference on Tuesday, November 7th. 

 
Senator Klobuchar is the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the United States Senate. She has worked to advance policies that protect consumers from anti-competitive behavior and make sure businesses are able to compete on a level playing field. She has introduced legislation to crack down on "pay-for-delay" agreements, the practice of brand-name drug manufacturers using pay-off agreements to keep more affordable generic equivalents off the market.
 
Most recently, Senator Klobuchar introduced The Merger Enforcement Improvement Act. The Act would update existing antitrust laws to reflect the current economy and provide agencies with better information post-merger to ensure that merger enforcement is meeting its goals.
 
Senator Klobuchar will speak during the conference luncheon in the National Press Club ballroom. The conference will also include a Young Lawyers Breakfast and four panels of moderated discussion covering:

  • Antitrust cases based on non-price restraints, including no-poach agreements, bid-rigging and market allocation, cross-ownership, and IP licensing
  • Private antitrust actions in agricultural markets
  • Standards applicable at class certification in antitrust cases, including recent developments in the use of experts
  • Developments in international private antitrust enforcement