Lloyd Constantine to receive 2004 Antitrust Achievement Award at June 22 AAI Conference .
The 2004 Antitrust Achievement Award of the American Antitrust Institute will be presented to attorney Lloyd Constantine at the fifth annual national conference of the AAI, which will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2004.
Lloyd Constantine is the managing partner of Constantine & Partners, a New York City law firm that concentrates its practice in antitrust and trade regulation. Although Mr. Constantine was in the news recently for his major victory as lead counsel in the retailers’ antitrust suit against Visa and MasterCard, we are honoring him for his leadership role in the expansion and coordination of the States’ antitrust enforcement efforts. While Assistant Attorney General in Charge of Antitrust Enforcement for the State of New York (1980-1991), Mr. Constantine served as Chair of the Antitrust Task Force of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) from 1985-1989. In that capacity he wrote the NAAG merger guidelines, vertical restraints guidelines and pre-merger discovery compact.
The current Attorney General of New York, Eliot Spitzer, a close friend, former law partner, and protégé of Mr. Constantine, now chairing the NAAG antitrust effort, and Pamela Jones Harbour, now a Commissioner of the FTC, but a former colleague of Mr. Constantine in the New York antitrust agency, will describe Mr. Constantine’s contributions and amplify their importance for the modern antitrust scene.
Previous recipients of the AAI's award have been Joel Klein, Robert Pitofsky, F.M. Scherer, and Alfred Kahn.
The substantive program of the AAI's conference will focus on issues relating to Buyer Power and Antitrust. Further details on the 2004 conference will be announced at a later date.