Antitrust Litigation in the Age of Big Data: How New Technology is Harnessed to Enforce the Antitrust Laws and Return Money to Victims

In this podcast, AAI Vice President of Policy Laura Alexander sits down with two leaders in private enforcement who are driving the use of data and technology to win antitrust cases and get money back into the hands of consumers and other victims. Adam Zapala, a partner at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, and Eric Schachter, a Vice President at A.B. Data, Ltd., discuss how digital technology, big data, and AI have increased efficiency and enabled them to bring and win cases that would not otherwise have been possible. Zapala and Schachter begin with a discussion of class notice and other manageability concerns. The far-ranging discussion, however, quickly turns to the use of social media and data analysis to detect conspiracies, the prospect of paying out class action settlements in cryptocurrencies, and how future privacy legislation may impact the tools that class administrators use to effectively reach modern class members.

Laura Alexander, Vice President of Policy, American Antitrust Institute

Eric Schachter, a Vice President at A.B. Data, Ltd.
Adam J. Zapala, Partner, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP


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