The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) is pleased to announce Pamela Gilbert as the 2023 inductee to the Private Antitrust Enforcement Hall of Fame. She will be honored at AAI’s Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference Luncheon at 12:30 pm on November 2, 2023 in Washington, DC. Former Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz and Lieff Cabraser’s Lin Y. Chan will introduce Gilbert as part of the Hall of Fame induction.
Gilbert is one of the leading advocates for strong enforcement of the antitrust laws in Washington, DC where she works to preserve access to the civil justice system for both individuals and businesses. She represents a wide variety of clients before Congress, the executive branch, and regulatory agencies. With more than 35 years of experience in advocacy work, she has testified more than 50 times and has made dozens of appearances in the national media.
“Pam has probably done more than anyone else in the country working behind the scenes to strengthen and protect enforcement of the antitrust laws,” said Joshua P. Davis, a shareholder at Berger Montague and Research Professor at UC Law San Francisco. “No one else could be simultaneously so relentless and so delightful. Everyone welcomes the chance to talk to her. That has made her uniquely effective in getting legislators to protect our free markets and champion the ordinary people who struggle every day to buy food and medicines and to earn a living wage. We are all deeply in debt to her resolve, charm, and deft touch.”
Gilbert has been the Chair of the American Antitrust Institute’s Board of Directors since 2017. She has served on AAI’s Board of Directors since 2010. AAI Acting President Kathleen Bradish noted, “Pam has helped AAI achieve sustainability while becoming the leading voice of progressive competition enforcement and policy. We are delighted to induct her into the AAI Private Enforcement Hall of Fame.”
Gilbert is a named partner in Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP and has decades of experience in consumer advocacy in Washington, DC. She is the former Executive Director of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Gilbert also sits on the board of the National Consumers League. She headed up the transition team for the CPSC for President Obama. Gilbert today serves as the Executive Director of the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL) where she has led successful efforts to preserve the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act (ACPERA) that provide reduced damages for antitrust violators who provide full and timely cooperation to private plaintiffs.
AAI established the Private Antitrust Enforcement Hall of Fame in 2018 as an important part of celebrating the organization’s 20th anniversary and furthering the goals of progressive competition research, education, and advocacy that have defined AAI’s mission and success since its founding in 1998.
The Hall of Fame recognizes practitioners for three major contributions:
– Distinguished service to the private antitrust enforcement community;
– Commitment to the enforcement of the antitrust laws; and
– Success in fighting for competition, consumers, and workers.
Gilbert joins AAI Private Antitrust Enforcement Hall of Fame inductees Joseph Goldberg, Roberta D. Liebenberg, H. Laddie Montague Jr., Ellen Meriwether, Michael Freed, and Jonathan Cuneo. Learn more about the AAI Private Antitrust Enforcement Hall of Fame here.