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Online CLE Antitrust Analysis CLE

The Antitrust Analysis of Multi-Sided Platform Businesses (e.g. Google, Amazon)

Live Webcast Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)
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Add Reminder to My Calendar 04/17/2019 11:00 am 04/17/2019 1:00 pm America/New_York The Knowledge Group Webinar: The Antitrust Analysis of Multi-Sided Platform Businesses (e.g. Google, Amazon) The event starts in an hour. If you have not registered, please go to the link below to sign up today.https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/checkout/?add-to-cart=126938\r\n The introduction of the digital economy paved way for the explosive growth of multi-sided platforms. Many of the largest firms in the business industry including Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook are among these platforms that connect customers to "facilitate a single, simultaneous transaction". Recently, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Ohio v. American Express which addressed the appropriate analysis of alleged anticompetitive conduct in these markets. \n \nTherefore, it becomes more important for antitrust litigants and authorities to be in the know of the latest rules and provisions on the antitrust analysis of multi-sided platform businesses. \n \nOur panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding the Antitrust Analysis of Multi-Sided Platform Businesses (e.g. Google, Amazon). This LIVE webcast aims to help avoid common pitfalls and risk issues that may arise in proving anticompetitive practices when dealing with interconnected multisided platform businesses. \n \nKey topics include: \n \n \n The Antitrust Analysis of Multi-Sided Platform Businesses in 2019 \n The New Economics of Multi-Sided Platforms Businesses \n Most Notable Cases \n Market Definition and Market Power \n Ohio et al vs. American Express \n Implications of Recent Decisions \n https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/analysis-of-multi-sided-platform-businesses/

Online CLE Antitrust Analysis

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Antitrust Analysis Webinar. The introduction of the digital economy paved way for the explosive growth of multi-sided platforms. Many of the largest firms in the business industry including Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook are among these platforms that connect customers to "facilitate a single, simultaneous transaction". Recently, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Ohio v. American Express which addressed the appropriate analysis of alleged anticompetitive conduct in these markets.

Therefore, it becomes more important for antitrust litigants and authorities to be in the know of the latest rules and provisions on the antitrust analysis of multi-sided platform businesses.

Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding the Antitrust Analysis of Multi-Sided Platform Businesses (e.g. Google, Amazon). This LIVE webcast aims to help avoid common pitfalls and risk issues that may arise in proving anticompetitive practices when dealing with interconnected multisided platform businesses.

Key topics include:

  • The Antitrust Analysis of Multi-Sided Platform Businesses in 2019
  • The New Economics of Multi-Sided Platforms Businesses
  • Most Notable Cases
  • Market Definition and Market Power
  • Ohio et al vs. American Express
  • Implications of Recent Decisions

Who Should Attend

  • Antitrust Lawyers
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Managers
  • Business Executives
  • Corporate Counsel
  • In-house Counsel
  • Compliance Officers
  • Regulatory and Policy Managers
  • Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations

Faculty

Online CLE Antitrust Analysis
Dr. Qian Lu
Principal Consultant
Edgeworth Economics, L.L.C.
Online CLE Antitrust Analysis
David D. Cross
Partner
Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Online CLE Antitrust Analysis

Dr. Qian Lu, Principal Consultant
Edgeworth Economics, L.L.C.
  • Introduction: First, I will introduce the definition and the types of multi-sided platforms (e.g. transactional vs non-transactional). My subsequent discussions will focus on transactional multi-sided platforms. 
  • Relevant market definition: Defining the relevant market is usually the first step in an antitrust analysis. Therefore, I next discuss the economic framework in defining the relevant market involving multi-sided platforms, taking into consideration unique characteristics of multi-sided platforms, such as indirect network effect and user multi-homing.
  • Market power: I then turn to discussions on assessment of market power. Specifically, I will cover 1) why the standard results from one-sided markets do not apply directly to multi-sided markets; and for multi-sided markets 2) whether market share can be used to presume dominance, and 3) how to consider the impact of multi-sidedness in assessing market dominant position and barrier to entry.

David D. Cross, Partner
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Online CLE Antitrust Analysis

Online CLE Antitrust Analysis

Dr. Qian LuPrincipal ConsultantEdgeworth Economics, L.L.C.

Dr. Lu is an expert in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property, and labor and employment. She brings a background in economic research and computer programming, which allows her to analyze and curate intricate datasets for clients.

In the area of antitrust, she conducts economic analyses related to allegations of monopolization, price fixing, and exclusive dealing. She has extensive experience analyzing the competitive effects in cases involving abuse of dominance and mergers and acquisitions in a wide variety of industries, such as e-commerce, electronic devices, automotive parts, consumer products, and manufacturing. In intellectual property, Dr. Lu has applied economic and econometric skills to analyze reasonable royalty and evaluate the intellectual property at issue in patent and copyright infringement disputes. Dr. Lu has specific experience in employment discrimination and wage and hours matters. She has provided economic testimony and consulting on issues related to age and gender discrimination.

Online CLE Antitrust Analysis

David D. CrossPartnerMorrison & Foerster LLP

David D. Cross is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Global Antitrust Practice. He is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in a wide variety of antitrust and other competition matters, including price fixing, single-firm conduct (e.g., monopolization), and merger litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts as well as domestic and international arbitration. He has litigated numerous class actions involving antitrust claims, including serving as lead counsel. David also regularly counsels clients regarding antitrust compliance and risk mitigation. His experience spans a diverse array of industries, such as transportation, technology, software, online marketplaces, automotive parts, agriculture equipment, and hospitality.

Online CLE Antitrust Analysis

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   Live Webcast

Prerequisite:
   General knowledge of antitrust laws

Course Code:
   148186

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credit:
   1.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Edgeworth Economics provides quantitative and economic consulting in the course of litigation and business to its clients, which include world-class law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. Edgeworth experts apply their knowledge and experience, along with state-of-the-art computing infrastructure, to help clients efficiently manage complex issues including antitrust litigation, class actions, consumer financial services, data and HR analytics, employment and labor, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, and transfer pricing. As a growing firm with a fresh approach, Edgeworth attracts leaders and teachers from across the industry including PhD economists, MBAs, statisticians, and programmers. Edgeworth has offices in Pasadena, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington, DC.

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