AAI President to Discuss Regulatory Versus Antitrust Standards in Merger Review at ABA Spring Conference

On Thursday, April 7 AAI President Diana Moss will participate in the panel discussion "Consumers v. The Public Interest: Divergent Merger Standards?" at the American Bar Association Antitrust Section¹s Annual Spring Meeting in Washington DC.

What do Comcast/Time Warner Cable and Exelon/PEPCO have in common? Both transactions remind us that proposed mergers in many industries are subject to multiple layers of regulatory review. Antitrust standards and ³public interest² standards do not always converge. We will explore the array of legal issues posed by this cacophony and how parties can harness it to serve their interests.

Shimica Gaskins, Senior Counsel, Acting Chief of Staff, U.S Department of Justice, Office of Legal Policy

David L. Meyer, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Thomas O. Barnett, Covington & Burling LLP
Jamillia P. Ferris, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
Diana L. Moss, American Antitrust Institute
William H. Stallings, Mayer Brown LLP            
The conference will be held at the J.W. Marriott Washington D.C. The session begins at 8:30 a.m. and is presented by the Media & Technology and Transportation & Energy Industries Committees. For more information, visit the ABA Antitrust Section.