1st Annual Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement Symposium

Dec 10

1st Annual Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement Symposium

Date: December 10, 2007
Location: National Press Club, Washington DC

On Monday, December 10, 2007, the American Antitrust Institute hosted an Invitational Symposium on the Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement in Washington D.C. The symposium featured the release of a study by Professors Robert Lande and Joshua Davis that documented 40 successful private actions that returned from $18 to $20 billion in cash to consumers and other victims of antitrust violations. Other highlights of the symposium included a debate over proposed reforms to the Illinois Brick rule, a panel on other recommendations by the Antitrust Modernization Commission, a panel on the Twombly and Daubert cases, and an address by Max Blecher.


Listen to the Conference:

·         Audio from the 9:10 a.m. Benefits of Antitrust Enforcement Panel

·         Audio from the 10:45 a.m. Future of Direct and Indirect Purchaser   Actions Debate

·         Audio from the 11:55 a.m. The Future of Treble Damages, Joint & Several Liability, Contribution, Claims Reduction, and Prejudgment Interest Panel 

·         Audio from the 2:10 p.m. Elevated Standards of Proof and Pleading: Implications of Twombley and Daubert Panel


Download the Lande/Davis Report on the Benefits of Private Antitrust Enforcement:

·         AAI Report: Benefits of Private Antitrust Enforcement (40 case studies)


Download the conference materials:

·         Agenda

·         Davis AMC Critique Paper

·         AAI Comments on AMC Report

·         Jacobson Indirect Purchaser Presentation

·         Langenfeld Daubert Presentation

·         Langenfeld Loyola University Chicago Law Journal Article

·         Bauer Remarks

·         Richards Paper on Twombly 

·         Blecher Address

·         Speaker Biographies


The Symposium was presented with support from:

·         Berger & Montague, P.C.

·         Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll

·         Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP

·         Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer

·         Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP