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For 16 years, the AAI’s Annual Energy Roundtable has gathered experts in antitrust and regulation from government, industry, advocacy, and academia to discuss major competition policy issues involving electricity and energy.  The keynote address for this year’s Energy Roundtable will be delivered by Nancy L. Rose, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) is the premier non-profit organization devoted to promoting competition and the use of antitrust enforcement as a vital component of national and international competition policy. Based in Washington, D.C., the AAI fulfills its research, education, and advocacy mission through amicus briefs, regulatory filings, commentaries, testimony, studies, conferences and other programs.  The full-time staff of lawyers and economists is complemented by a virtual network of advisors that includes some of the world’s most highly respected antitrust experts.  

As part of its efforts to promote the vitality of private enforcement in general and to preserve antitrust class actions in particular, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) issues periodic updates on developments in the courts and elsewhere that may affect this important device for protecting competition and consumers.  This update covers developments since the November 2015 update.  Many of these issues were considered at AAI’s 9th Annual Private Enforcement Conference, the audio and materials from which are available here.  Be sure to mark your calendars for AAI’s 10th Annual Private Enforcement Conference, which will be held on November 9, 2016 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.   

The Concurrences Competition Law Review’s latest On-Topic issue “Competition Law and Policy and the Food Value Chain” (No. 1-2016) features articles by AAI President Diana Moss and AAI Advisory Board members Peter C. Carstensen and Ioannis Lianos. The issue revisits the complex issues rising in the food sector and its value chain.

In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the AAI today outlined the competitive concerns raised by the proposed merger of generic pharmaceutical makers Teva and Allergan. The letter was written by AAI Advisor Bill Comanor, Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara and Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of California, Los Angeles, and AAI President Diana Moss

One of American history’s most notorious battles over a Supreme Court appointment occurred one hundred years ago, when President Woodrow Wilson nominated Louis D. Brandeis to the US Supreme Court.  Whether the conservative opposition was merely anti-Progressive (Brandeis being a key designer and advocate of Progressive politics, with Wilson’s ear), anti-Semitic, or some combination, may not make much difference today. Brandeis was in fact relatively conservative in his private life, even a prude by some measures, and he had built himself into one of the wealthiest private lawyers in the nation, serving many corporate clients.

Last week, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) published an open letter to DOJ Antitrust Division Chief Bill Baer, urging the Division to "just say no" to the proposed mergers of Aetna/Humana and Anthem/Cigna. On Wednesday, January 20 at 2 p.m. ET, The Capitol Forum will host a conference call with AAI President Diana Moss and AAI Advisor Tim Greaney to discuss the letter, as well as their views of the proposed managed care deals' potential competitive implications.

In a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, the AAI today outlined the myriad competitive and consumer concerns surrounding the proposed health insurance mergers of Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna. The letter was written by AAI Advisor Tim Greaney, Chester A. Myers Professor and Co-Director, Center for Health Law Studies at the Saint Louis University School of Law, and AAI President Diana Moss. 

Today, Chairman of the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) Board of Director Robert Skitol announced the addition of Roberta D. Liebenberg to the Board.

In an amicus brief filed with 48 law, economics, and business professors, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has ask