Antitrust Enforcement Awards

The American Antitrust Institute 2016 Antitrust Enforcement Awards recognized achievements in antitrust litigation by legal practitioners and economists.  The Awards were presented at a gala dinner on November 9, 2016 following the AAI’s Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference.  

Awards were granted in three categories, the requirements and criteria for which are outlined in detail below. 

Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice
This award is limited to private civil actions. Nominees can include a law firm, a law firm team, or individual practitioner(s). Nominees will be judged on:
(a)  the benefit realized by the client, consumers, or class; and
(b) the positive development of antitrust policy.

Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer
This award is limited to private civil actions. Nominees should be individual practitioner(s) under 40 years old or admitted to practice for 10 years or less. Nominees will be judged on:
(a)  the individual’s contribution to the case;
(b) the benefit realized by the client, consumers, or class; and
(c)  the positive development of antitrust policy.

Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Economics
This award is limited to contributions within government or private, civil, or criminal antitrust litigation by an individual economist, team of economists, or economic consulting firm. Nominees will be judged on:
(a)  contribution to the development of antitrust-related economic methodology, analysis, and/or presentation; and
(b) the positive development of antitrust policy. 

 To become eligible for consideration, nominations must relate to antitrust-focused litigation that:
(a)  was initiated in or appealed in any U.S. state or federal court; and
(b) resulted (whether or not subject to appeal) in a final judgment, verdict, dismissal, conviction, injunction, order, or settlement between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

Both third-party and self-nominations are accepted. Entrants can submit multiple projects. Anonymous nominations will not be accepted. There is no submission fee. The award submission period ended on August 26, 2016. Download the Award Procedures

2016 Judging Committee

  • Chair: Hollis Salzman, Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Ellen S. Cooper, Office of the Attorney General of Maryland
  • David DeRamus, Bates White Economic Consulting
  • Harry First, New York University School of Law
  • Kathleen E. Foote, California Department of Justice Antitrust Section
  • Warren Grimes, Southwestern Law School
  • Thomas Horton, South Dakota School of Law
  • Jeff Leitzinger, EconOne Research Inc.
  • Roberta Liebenberg, Fine, Kaplan and Black
  • Robert Litan, Korein Tillery
  • Milton Marquis, Cozen O'Connor
  • Ellen Meriwether, Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP
  • Janet Netz, ApplEcon
  • Cathy Smith, Gustafson Gluek
  • Judith Zahid, Zelle LLP

2016 Honorees

Past Honorees:

2015

2014

2013