The American Antitrust Institute will host its annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference virtually on November 10-12, 2020. The conference will consist of a series of four panels and keynote address over a three-day period. The panels feature experts and thought leaders from the antitrust community — enforcement, legislative, advocacy, and academia. Registration includes access to all conference panels. This conference is presented in partnership with Epiq.
AAI 8th Annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards:
Following the final panel on the November 12, AAI will host its 8th annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards. Please read more about the awards is here. Registration for this event is separate from the Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference and can be found here.
This conference is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 4.5 CLE credit hours. Please read about AAI’s CLE procedures here.
Refunds for registration, minus a $50.00 processing fee, will be granted for all requests received 10 calendar days prior to the event. Refund requests must be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refund requests made within 10 days of the event will not be honored.
AAI thanks Epiq for co-hosting this virtual event
Day One November 10: The State of Private Enforcement: What 10-Year Trends Say About The Success of Antitrust Class Actions
The 2019 Antitrust Annual Report: Class Action Filings in Federal Court is an invaluable resource for assessing the substance and importance of private enforcement in the U.S. The 2019 report takes a deep dive into the last decade of private antitrust class action lawsuits, from filing to case resolution. This panel will discuss major trends in antitrust class actions from 2009 to 2019 and their implications for private enforcement moving forward.
Joshua Davis, University of San Francisco Law School
Paul Bland, Jr., Executive Director, Public Justice
Elizabeth T. Castillo, Partner, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
Rose Kohles, Assistant Vice President, National Settlement Team, Huntington National Bank
Day One November 10: Assessing Antitrust Reform Proposals: How Could They Affect Private Enforcement?
A number of legislative proposals for antitrust reform have surfaced in the last few years. These proposals range across different reform ideologies and some may garner bi-partisan interest, particularly in light of the broader, public debate over the adequacy of the existing antitrust laws. Panelists will examine the pros and cons of how antitrust reform proposals are likely to affect major aspects of private enforcement.
Pam Gilbert, Cuneo, Gilbert & LaDuca
Deepak Gupta, Gupta Wessler
Hiba Hafiz, Assistant Professor, Boston College Law School
Jay L. Himes, Partner, Labaton Sucharow
Day Two November 11: Keynote Address
Day Two November 11: Opportunity or Risk? A Discussion Among Experts on Bringing Private Monopolization Cases
Private monopolization cases account for only five percent of total settlements over the last ten years. But concerns over dominant firms and new mechanisms for exclusionary conduct continue to mount, especially in sectors where integrated firms can leverage market power across supply chains and ecosystems. Panelists will tackle the question of invigorating private enforcement of Section, discussing challenges posed by key cases, and the litigation issues relating to bringing them.
Kalpana Srinivasan, Managing Partner, Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
Daniel H. Silverman, Partner, Cohen Milstein
Hal Singer, Managing Director, EconOne Research, Inc.
Bonny E. Sweeney, Partner, Hausfeld
Day Three November 12: Leading Voices in Private Enforcement: Insights on Bringing and Litigating Successful Antitrust Cases
The strategies behind bringing and litigating private antitrust cases are often as important as the substance of the cases themselves. This panel will provide important perspective for practitioners on deciding key issues in framing and managing cases including topics such as: How do you decide if a case is a good one and weigh risk? What do you look for in a rising associate? How do you choose between academic economist and seasoned testifier? And how does technology help private enforcers bring, manage, and win cases?
Judith A. Zahid, Managing Partner, San Francisco, and Co-Chair of the Antitrust Group, Zelle LLP
Eric L. Cramer, Chairman, Berger Montague
Daniel Gustafson, Partner, Gustafson Gluek PLLC
Kellie Lerner, Partner and Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group, Robins Kaplan LLP
Dena Sharp, Partner, Girard Sharp
Day Three November 12: Antitrust Enforcement Awards
Registration for this event is separate from the Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference and can be found here.
Assistant Vice President, National Settlement Team
Partner and Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group
Managing Partner, San Francisco, and Co-Chair of the Antitrust Group
The State of Private Enforcement: What 10-Year Trends Say About The Success of Antitrust Class Actions
- Joshua Davis & Rose Kohles, 2019 Antitrust Annual Report: Class Action Filings in Federal Court, U.S.F. Law & Huntington National Bank (Aug. 2020).
- American Antitrust Institute & Joshua Davis, Commentary on the 2019 Antitrust Annual Report: Class Action Filings in Federal Court, (Sep. 21, 2020).
- Brief for the American Antitrust Institute as Amicus Curiae Supporting Plaintiffs-Appellees, In re Packaged Seafood Antitrust Litig., 19-56514 (Aug. 21, 2020) (On Appeal from S.D. Cal., No. 3:15-md-02670-JLS-MDD).
Assessing Antitrust Reform Proposals: How Could They Affect Private Enforcement?
- Comments of the American Antitrust Institute Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law re Judiciary Committee Investigation into Competition in Digital Markets (Apr. 17, 2020).
- Carl Shapiro, Protecting Competition in the American Economy: Merger Control, Tech Titans, Labor Markets, 33 J. ECON. PERSP. 69 (2019).
- Robert H. Lande & Joshua P. Davis, Restoring the Legitimacy of Private Antitrust Enforcement, U. Balt. SCH. L, (2017).
Opportunity or Risk? A Discussion Among Experts on Bringing Private Monopolization Cases
- Viamedia, INC., v. Comcast Corporation, 951 F.3d 429 (7th Cir. Feb. 24, 2020).
- Class Action Compl., Stromberg v. Qualcomm, C. No. 5:17-md-02773-LHK. (N. D. Cal, San Jose, Jan. 20, 2017).
- FTC v. Qualcomm Inc., 969 F.3d 974 (9th Cir. 2020).
- Taxi Ass’n v. Uber Techs., 886 F.3D 332 (3rd Cir. 2018).
Leading Voices in Private Enforcement: Insights on Bringing and Litigating Successful Antitrust Cases
- Joshua P. Davis & Robert H. Land, Summaries of Twenty Cases of Successful Private Antitrust Enforcement, S.F. Law RES. Paper No. 2013-01 (Nov. 1, 2011).
- Joshua P. Davis & Robert H. Land, Toward an Empirical and Theoretical Assessment of Private Antitrust Enforcement, 36 Seattle U. L.R. 1269 (2013).
- Jonathan B. Baker, The Case for Antitrust Enforcement, 17 ECON. PERSP. 27 (2003).