10th Annual Conference: Antitrust in a World Without a Center

Jun 18

10th Annual Conference: Antitrust in a World Without a Center

Date: June 18, 2009
Location: National Press Club, Washington DC

The American Antitrust Institute held its 10th annual conference June 18, 2009 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The conference was titled "International Antitrust in a World without a Center" and focused on international challenges facing the antitrust community. Conference materials and audio are available for download.
 
Welcome and Introduction (Audio)
Albert A. Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute
 
Keynote Address: Antitrust in International Economic Context  (Audio)
Mario Monti, President of the Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan; former European Commissioner for Competition
 
The Evolution of Comparative Antitrust as a Discipline (Audio)
Moderator: Howard A. Shelanski, Deputy Director for Antitrust, FTC Bureau of Economics
John Fingleton, Chief Executive, Office of Fair Trading, United Kingdom
Stephen Martin, Professor of Economics, the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
 
Morning Breakout Sessions
Asia—A Progress Report
Moderator: Russell Pittman, Director of Economic Research and Director of International Technical Assistance in the Economic Analysis Group, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice. 
Wu Hanhong, School of Economics, Renmin University of China, Bejing
Chiegul Kim, Minister-Counsellor, Korean Embassy
Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Attorney at Law, Jones Day, Japan
 
The International Meltdown and Antitrust
Moderator: Thomas Greaney, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law
Lawrence E. Mitchell, Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law, George Washington University
Paul Nihoul, Professor of Law, University of Louvain, Belgium
Arthur Wilmarth, Professor of Law, George Washington University
 
Private Enforcement: Adding to the Complexity?
Moderator: Michal Gal, Professor of Law, University of Haifa Law School, Israel
Michael Hausfeld, Partner, Hausfeld LLP
Bojana Vrcek, Research Fellow, American Antitrust Institute
 
Bridging the Trade-Competition Gap
Moderator: Douglas E. Rosenthal, Partner, Washington Office of Constantine|Cannon
Shanker A. Singham, Partner, Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP
Daniel Sokol, Assistant Professor, Levin College of Law, University of Florida
 
Luncheon Program (Audio)
Presentation of the Seventh Annual Jerry S. Cohen Award to Lawrence M. Frankel
Warren Grimes, Professor of Law, Southwestern
 
Presentation of the AAI Antitrust Achievement Award to Eleanor M. Fox
Christine Varney, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, U.S. Department of Justice
Ilene Gotts, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
John Fingleton, Chief Executive, Office of Fair Trading, United Kingdom
 
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
International Cartels
Moderator: Gary R. Spratling, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
John M. Connor, Professor of Industrial Economics, Purdue University
Paul Malric-Smith, European Commission, Competition Directorate, Head of Cartel Unit
Charles Wright, Partner, Siskinds, LLP
 
Can Section 5 and Article 82 Converge?
Moderator:
Robert Lande, Venable Professor of Law, University of Baltimore; AAI Director
Presentation of Paper:  
Ryan Marth, Attorney, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
Thomas Miller, Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P
Comments by:
William Kovacic, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Rudolph J.R. Peritz, Professor and Director, IProgress Project, New York Law School

Centralizing Merger Controls
Moderator: Ilene Gotts, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Donald I. Baker, Partner, Baker & Miller PLLC
Kenneth Davidson, Senior Fellow, American Antitrust InstituteRonald A. Stern, Vice President and Senior Competition Counsel, General Electric Company
Yoshizumi Tojo, Faculty of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University, Japan
 
Coordination Between ICN, OECD, UNCTAD, WTO, etc.: Do We Need a Summit?
IModerator: Daniel Sokol, Assistant Professor, Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Shyam Khemani, Economist, Micra
Sheridan Scott, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP, Canada
Randy Tritell, Director, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission
 
Antitrust in a World without a Center – Roundtable Discussion (Audio)
Moderator: Eleanor Fox, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law
John Fingleton, Chief Executive, Office of Fair Trading, United Kingdom
William Kovacic, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Mario Monti, President of the Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan; former European Commissioner for Competition
Sheridan Scott, Partner, Bennet Jones LLP, Canada