Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Antitrust Division, Makan Delrahim, delivered the keynote address during the luncheon of the American Antitrust Institute’s 19th Annual Conference on Thursday, June 21.
Delrahim’s rich antitrust background covers the full range of industries, issues, and institutions. Prior to his confirmation as AAG on September 27, 2017, Delrahim previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Counsel. He served in the Antitrust Division from 2003 to 2005 as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General, overseeing the Appellate, Foreign Commerce, and Legal Policy sections. During that time, he played an integral role in building the Antitrust Division’s engagement with its international counterparts and was involved in civil and criminal matters. He has served on the Attorney General’s Task Force on Intellectual Property and as Chairman of the Merger Working Group of the International Competition Network. Delrahim also served as a Commissioner on the Antitrust Modernization Commission from 2004 to 2007. Earlier in his career, he served as antitrust counsel, and later as the Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
The conference, “Antitrust at a Crossroads: Plotting the Policy Course for the Next Decade,” featured four panels that navigated through four key issues via moderated discussion:
- Antitrust and Workers — Agreements, Mergers, and Monopsony
- Innovation and Antitrust — Sword or Shield?
- Vertical Merger Enforcement — Competitive Effects, Remedies, and Guidelines
- Oyez! Antitrust and the Supreme Court