3rd Annual Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement Symposium

Dec 08

3rd Annual Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement Symposium

Date: December 08, 2009
Location: National Press Club, Washington DC

On December 8, the American Antitrust Institute will host its third annual Invitational Symposium on the Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.  Photos are available here.

This year, our program will cover some of the most current and relevant issues in antitrust, including the Empagran opinion, reverse payments in the pharmaceutical industry, Congress’s action on ACPERA, Iqbal’s expansion of Twombly’s reach, and the ongoing challenges to class certification.

Have the Courts Gone Too Far Expanding Empagran?

Have the District Courts expanded the Empagran opinion so that there is no adequate remedy for U.S. firms that made purchases abroad?

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Martin’s Paper

Moderator:

James Robert Noblin, Partner, Blecher & Collins

Presenter:

James Robertson Martin, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Panelists:

Kenneth Adams, Partner, Adams Holcomb LLP

Jonathan Cuneo, Partner, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca

James J. Fredricks, Appellate Section, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

 

 

 

The Legality of Reverse Payments

A discussion of the legality of brand name drug manufacturers making payments to generic drug manufacturers to settle patent litigation and delay generic drugs from coming to the market. 

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Davis’ Paper

Moderator:

K. Craig Wildfang, Partner, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi LLP

Presenter:

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

Panelists:

Seth Bloom, General Counsel, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Senate Judiciary Committee

Michael Carrier, Professor, Rutgers School of Law-Camden

 

Luncheon Address

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Introduction:

Renae Steiner, Heins, Mills, and Olson

Address:

Hon. Hank Johnson, Chair, Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy, Committee on Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives

 

 Extending ACPERA

Policy recommendations to Congress about the extension of The Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 (ACPERA).

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Moderator:

Eric B. Fastiff, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Presenters:

Jay Himes, Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP

Scott Hammond, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

 

Class Certification in U.S. and Abroad

A discussion of the challenges of class certification.

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Nussbaum’s Paper

Moderator:                 

Philip Nelson, Principal, Economists Incorporated

Presenter:

Linda Nussbaum, Partner, Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer

Panelists:

Robert Bonsignore, Bonsignore and Brewer

J. Douglas Richards, Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

George Sampson, Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro

 

Twombly’s Children

The aftermath of Iqbal and the application of Twombly not only to antitrust collusion but to all civil litigation

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Rubin’s Paper

Moderator:

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

Panelists:

Jonathan Rubin, Partner, Patton Boggs LLP

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

 

Closing

Bert Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute