On Tuesday, March 24, AAI will host the competition roundtable “How Should Technology Change the Antitrust Approach to Markets?” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The roundtable will take up the question of how the dimensions of markets evolve with technological change and how antitrust enforcement accounts for this evolution in defining relevant markets – an often controversial issue in antitrust investigations. The half-day event will feature two panels and a roundtable discussion that bring together experts in enforcement, business, academia, and advocacy. CLE credits will be available. Register here.
The first panel will assess the major impacts of technology on the dimensions of markets. This includes how technology influences how consumers make decisions; the role of technology in changing the scope of markets over time; digital ecosystems of markets that are linked together by leveraging consumer data, and multi-sided markets. The second panel will consider the practical implications of these developments for antitrust enforcement. It will explore how antitrust approaches to market definition should change in light of technological advances, versus where current approaches remain appropriate; instances where technological change elevates the role of direct evidence of evaluating anticompetitive effects; and where merger retrospectives support or contradict past market definitions in evolving markets.
Diana Moss, President, American Antitrust Institute
Laura Alexander, Vice President of Policy, American Antitrust Institute
Roger P. Alford, Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School
Sarah Oxenham Allen, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Virginia Attorney General
John Flynn, Partner and Co-Chair of Communications, Internet, and Technology Practice Group, Jenner & BlockSarah
Allen Grunes, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Jennifer Duncan Hackett, Partner, Zelle LLP
Rob Mahini, Senior Competition Counsel, Google
John M. Newman, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
Howard Shelanski, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law