2nd Annual Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement Symposium

Dec 11

2nd Annual Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement Symposium

Date: December 11, 2008
Location: National Press Club, Washington DC

On Thursday, December 11, 2008, the American Antitrust Institute hosted its second annual Invitational Symposium on the Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement. Several prominent antitrust lawyers and academics will discuss and debate a variety of topical issues and judicial developments pertaining to private enforcement.

 

Welcome &   New Information on the Deterrent Effects of Private Enforcement - Audio

An update on the AAI's 2007 Report on the benefits of private enforcement.

Bert Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute 

Robert Lande, Venable Professor of Law, University of Baltimore; AAI Director

 

Restoring the Legitimacy of Private Enforcement: A Discussion of the AAI’s Transition Report

A discussion of the major recommendations of the Private Enforcement chapter from The Next Antitrust Agenda: The American Antitrust Institute’s Transition Report on Competition Policy to the 44th President of the United States.  The chapter and recommendations are now available here.

Moderator:

Richard Brunell, AAI Director of Legal Advocacy; Adjunct Professor of Law, Boston College Law School

Panelists:

Jonathan Cuneo, Partner, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca

Einer R. Elhauge, Petrie Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

The Hon. J. Thomas Rosch, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

 

Action on the Class Action Front: A Potpourri - Audio

Harvard Law School’s David Rosenberg, author of "Mandatory-Litigation Class Action: The Only Option for Mass Tort Cases,” will provide an overview of recent challenges to class certification.  The panel discussion will also consider a variety of topics relating to class actions.

Overview:

David Rosenberg, Lee S. Kreindler Professor of Law, Harvard Law School 

Panelists:

Vince Esades, Partner, Heins Mills & Olson PLC

Richard Lockridge, Partner, Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP

Daniel A. Small, Partner, Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC

 

Luncheon Address: The Future of Antitrust Enforcement: Public and Private - Audio

Introduction:

Katherine Kinsella, President, Kinsella/Novak Communications, LLC

Address:

Einer R. Elhauge, Petrie Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

 

Associated General Contractors: Implications for States and Private Actions- Audio

A discussion of challenges relating to standing in indirect purchaser class actions.

Kathleen E. Foote, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Chief, Antitrust Section, California Department of Justice

Daniel Mogin, Managing Shareholder, The Mogin Law Firm, P.C.

 

How Private Enforcement in Europe Will Change the Antitrust World - Audio

With European nations beginning to introduce private remedies, how will this change the role of U.S. firms and the development of antitrust law?

Michael Hausfeld, Senior Partner, Hausfeld, LLP

 

Judicial Resolution of Contested Facts in Antitrust Cases-  Audio

An examination into the possibility of a disturbing new trend in jury-avoidance.

Joshua P. Davis, Professor and Director, Center for Law and Ethics, University of San Francisco School of Law

Eric L. Cramer, Shareholder, Berger & Montague, P.C.

 

Has Daubert Become an Unfair Method of Competition? - Audio

An economist and legal practitioners discuss the implications of Daubert relating to the standards for the admissibility of expert testimony and economic evidence in antitrust cases.

Moderator:

James Langenfeld, Director, LECG

Panelists:

Peter B. Nordberg, Shareholder, Berger & Montague, P.C 

Joseph R. Saveri, Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

 

Closing

Bert Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute

 

MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD:

Speaker Bios

Lande Paper

Brunell Slides

Elhauge Slides

Rosenberg Slides

Rosenberg Outline

Rosenberg/Sullivan Paper

Rosch Paper

Mogin Materials

Langenfeld Slides

Langenfeld Paper

 

  

PRESENTED WITH SUPPORT FROM:

•     Berger & Montague, P.C.

•     Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

•     Heins Mills & Olson

•     Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

•     Rust Consulting

 

The American Antitrust Institute is an independent non-profit education, research and advocacy organization. This is an educational summit designed to be widely attended in compliance with House and Senate ethics rules. To learn more about the AAI, please visit www.antitrustinstitute.org. CLE credits are being requested.