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Today, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) released the entrepreneurship and innovation chapter of its forthcoming Transition Report on Competition Policy to the 45th President of the United States. The chapter is entitled Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Antitrust.  This release is the fourth in a series of previews in which the AAI will make select chapters of the transition report available for download in advance of the November election. 

On December 14, the American Antitrust Institute hosted its second annual Airline Roundtable.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) filed an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals urging the court to dismiss an appeal of a lower court ruling denying state action “immunity” to the Texas Medical Board in connection with an antitrust challenge to the Board’s rules limiting telemedicine in Texas.  If the court does not dismiss the appeal, AAI's brief offers guidance on how the “clear articulation” and “active supervision” prongs of the state action defense should be applied to regulatory boards controlled by market participants in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners.

The American Antitrust Institute hosted its 17th Annual Conference "Living with Market Concentration? New Perspectives on Merger Policy"  on Thursday, June 16, 2016.

The founder and former President of the American Antitrust Institute (AAI), Albert (Bert) Foer, received the Esther Peterson Consumer Service Award at the Consumer Federation of America’s 2016 Awards Dinner on June 22 in Washington DC.  The text of Foer's acceptance can be found here.  

Acting Associate Attorney General Bill Baer presented the keynote address at AAI’s 17th Annual Conference “Living With Market Concentration? New Perspectives on Merger Policy” on June 16. Read Baer’s speech here. Baer addressed a packed house at the conference luncheon. AAI’s Invitational Symposium “The Non-Price Effects of Mergers,” held June 15, tackled another timely and important merger enforcement question. Both conferences attracted a wide cross-section of the antitrust community. 

Jonathan B. Baker was awarded the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship today at the American Antitrust Institute's Annual Conference. The Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship was created through a trust established in honor of the late Jerry S. Cohen, an outstanding trial lawyer and antitrust writer. It is administered by the law firm he founded, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll. The award is given each year to the best antitrust writing during the prior year that is consistent with the following standards established by the Board of Trustees of the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund.