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The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) presented the AAI 2017 Antitrust Enforcement Awards on November 7, 2017. The Honorees were featured at a gala awards dinner following the AAI’s Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference.  

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) seeks to preserve the effectiveness of antitrust class actions as a central component of ensuring the vitality of private antitrust enforcement.[1] As part of its efforts, 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 March 2017.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has issued a new white paper discussing the role of federal antitrust law in an ongoing reform movement aimed at reducing burdens created by state occupational licensing laws. The white paper is titled State Occupational Licensing Reform and the Federal Antitrust Laws: Making Sense of the Post-Dental Examiners Landscape.

On September 26, AAI Senior Fellow Bert For presented to the law faculty at John Marshall Law School.  His presentation, “Culture, Economics, and Antitrust,” is available for download here.

In an amicus brief filed in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has asked the full court to overturn a panel decision. The decision raises the burden on plaintiffs to defeat summary judgment when they rely on circumstantial evidence to prove a price-fixing conspiracy. AAI previously filed an amicus brief with the panel urging a less restrictive approach. 

The American Antitrust Institute welcomes to its Advisory Board Caroline Holland, a Tech Policy Fellow at the Mozilla Foundation, and welcomes back Anant Raut, a Visiting Fellow at Public Knowledge.

Senator Amy Klobuchar, the Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, will deliver the keynote address at AAI's 11th annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference on Tuesday, November 7th. 

Today, AAI President Diana Moss joined House Judiciary Committee Democrats and the Congressional Progressive Caucus for a briefing on the effects of concentrated economic power on the economy and working Americans.

On December 7th, the American Antitrust Institute will host its third annual Airline Roundtable. Experts in antitrust and regulation from government, industry, advocacy, and academia will discuss major competition issues facing the airline industry and consumers of air travel. Recent antitrust and regulatory events in the airline industry make this an especially timely program, including: developments in opening domestic aviation markets to international competition; market entry issues surrounding airport infrastructure and access; and public and private enforcement regarding potentially anticompetitive agreements. 

On December 7th, the AAI hosted its 3rd annual Airline Roundtable: Broadening the Lens on Airline Competition.