5th Annual Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference

Dec 07

5th Annual Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference

Date: December 07, 2011
Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington DC

Since 2007, this event has served as a vehicle for the antitrust community to come together to network and obtain an updated and comprehensive profile of private enforcement as a business.

This year's program covered some of the most current and relevant issues in antitrust, including generic entry cases, damage awards, and the ongoing challenges to class certification. There was a two-hour afternoon panel focusing on class action settlements.

9:00 a.m. – Welcome
Bert Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute
9:30 a.m. –Private Enforcement: What We Know and Do Not Know (Audio)
New information updating a 2009 empirical study of private enforcement along with new empirical information on damage awards.
Moderator: Richard Brunell, Director of Legal Advocacy, American Antitrust Institute
20 New Case Studies
Joshua P. Davis, Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, Professor, and Director of the Center for Law and Ethics, University of San Francisco School of Law
Robert Lande, Venable Professor of Law, University of Baltimore; AAI Director
Realization of Award Damages
John M. Connor, Professor of Industrial Economics, Purdue University
William H. Page, Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar and Associate Dean for Faculty Development, University of Florida Levin College of Law
11:00 a.m. – Developments in Antitrust Cases Alleging Delayed Generic Competition in the Pharmaceutical Industry (Audio)
Discussing cutting edge economic and legal issues arising from cases where drug purchasers sue to recover alleged overcharges following disputes between brand and generic drug manufacturers.
Moderator: Daniel C. Hedlund, Member, Gustafson Gluek PLLC
James L. Cooper, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
Kenneth G. Elzinga, Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics, University of Virginia
Jeffrey Leitzinger, Managing Director, Econ One
Linda P. Nussbaum, Director, Grant & Eisenhofer
12:30 p.m. – Luncheon (Audio)
Keynote Address
Louis Kaplow, Finn M. W. Caspersen and Household International Professor of Law and Economics, Harvard Law School
Introducing the AAI Jury Instruction Project
Bert Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute
2:00 p.m. – Class Certification Under Fire (Audio)
A review of recent developments, including the Wal-Mart case and its interpretation relating to class certification. Mr. Richards is the co-author of a chapter on this topic in the forthcoming AAI Handbook on Private Enforcement in the U.S.
Moderator: Daniel A. Small, Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Roberta D. Liebenberg, Senior Partner, Fine Kaplan and Black
J. Douglas Richards, Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
John W. Treece, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
3:10 p.m. – Settling Class Action Litigation (Audio)
A breakthrough session exploring the settlement of antitrust class actions from a variety of perspectives.  The distinguished participants include a law professor and retired federal judge, who are each nationally prominent private mediators engaged in the facilitation of settlements in complex antitrust cases; two lawyers who prosecute and defend, respectively, antitrust class actions, and who together have co-authored a chapter on settlement in the forthcoming AAI Handbook on Private Enforcement in the U.S.; a business school professor who studies negotiation strategy and practice from a social science perspective; and finally a lawyer who has represented objectors to class action settlements.
Moderator:  Eric L. Cramer, Shareholder, Berger & Montague, P.C.??
Howard Bashman, Law Offices of Howard J. Bashman
Eric D. Green, Principal, Resolutions, LLC?
Scott Martin, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig ?
The Honorable James M. Rosenbaum (Ret.), JAMS; Former Sr. U. S. District Judge, District of Minnesota
Maurice Schweitzer, Professor of Operations and Information Management, Cecilia Yen Koo Professor, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Joe Tabacco, Managing Partner, Berman DeValerio 

Presented with Support from:

  • Adams Holcomb LLP
    Berger & Montague, P.C.
    Berman DeValerio
    Blecher & Collins
    Bolognese & Associates, LLC
    Cafferty Faucher LLP
    Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
    Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca
    Dickstein Shapiro LLP
    Econ One Research
    Epiq Systems
    Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP
    Grant & Eisenhofer PA
    Gustafson Gluek PLLC
    Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer
    Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC
    Lockridge Grindal Nauen, PLLP
    Robbins Geler Rudman & Dowd LLP
    Rust Consulting/Kinsella Media
    Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis

To sponsor this event, email aai@antitrustinstitute.org.