Recent Developments in Antitrust and Competition Law: A 2017
Antitrust is considered as a high-risk area for companies worldwide especially in recent years when the criminal enforcement efforts of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division have continuously increased. Such circumstance pose greater need for companies and individuals to update, review and revisit their antitrust compliance program to avoid unforeseen liabilities and risks for the company.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of antitrust practitioners from the United States and abroad assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss recent enforcement trends and help the audience to identify and mitigate certain antitrust risks.
Key topics include:
- Resale Price Maintenance Post-Leegin
- Lower courts’ application of Leegin
- Current RPM best practices
- Trends and predictions for RPM law
- Compliance and Risk Management re: RPM Agreements
- Trends and predictions for RPM law
- Recent Trends in Antitrust Enforcement – U.S. and Australian Perspectives
- Potential Policy Shift in the DOJ’s Antitrust Division Under the Trump Administration
Beatriz Mejia, Partner
- Updated Guidance on DOJ’s Leniency Program
- Less Predictability For Leniency Applicants
- New Guidelines for HR Professionals Regarding Agreements That Are Per Se Violations
- Wage-Fixing and No-Poaching Agreements
Travis C. Wheeler, Member
- Resale Price Maintenance post-Leegin.
- Lower courts’ application of Leegin.
- Current RPM best practices.
- Trends and predictions for RPM law.
Elizabeth Avery, Partner
Gilbert + Tobin
- Dual distribution
- First Criminal Cartel Prosecution
- Recent developments in merger practice
- Amendments to Australian Competition Laws.
Todd A. Seaver, Partner
- Private civil antitrust actions in the United States against foreign cartel members could be endangered.
- A new antitrust immunity? No, the contraction of personal jurisdiction could be the culprit.
- How the law has changed and what it means for antitrust enforcement.
- The American Express case.
- What did the 2d Circuit do? A critique.
- Why the U.S. Department of Justice abandon its own case
Who Should Attend:
- Antitrust Lawyers and Attorneys
- Litigation Officers
- Business Developers
- Business Executives
- Civil Litigators
- In-house Counsel
- Chief Compliance Officers
- Legal Advisers
- Other related/interested professionals and organizations
Beatriz Mejia is a partner in Cooley’s litigation department. Beatriz’s practice focuses on complex business disputes and general business litigation. In recent years, Beatriz’s practice has focused on international cartel investigations and related litigation. Her experience includes representing both corporations and individuals in government investigations brought by antitrust authorities around the world, including the US, Europe, Korea and Japan, and in litigation brought in multi-district and related class actions. Beatriz also has represented clients in antitrust litigation involving a range of federal and state antitrust claims, including monopolization claims.
Beatriz Mejia is a partner in Cooley’s litigation department. Beatriz’s practice focuses on complex business disputes and general business litigation. …
Travis Wheeler represents clients large and small as both plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust litigation. He was recognized by his peers as one of four Legal Elites for Antitrust Law in the Midlands (South Carolina) in 2016. Mr. Wheeler counsels clients on all manner of antitrust issues, including horizontal and vertical restraints, resale price maintenance and price discrimination issues, and mergers. He regularly conducts antitrust compliance training and drafts corporate compliance policies for clients. Mr. Wheeler is an adjunct professor of Antitrust Law and Law & Economics at the South Carolina School of Law. His article, Embracing the Inevitable: Rethinking and Reshaping Antitrust Law re: Vertical Restraints,” is forthcoming in the Mississippi College Law Review. Prior to coming to South Carolina, he practiced antitrust law with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. and clerked for the Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He received his J.D. with High Honors from Duke University School of Law. He received his B.A, summa cum laude, from Wofford College. He is a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Beta Kappa.
Travis Wheeler represents clients large and small as both plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust litigation. He was recognized by his …
Elizabeth primarily focuses on competition/antitrust law matters under the Australian Competition and Consumer Act. Her practice includes advising on enforcement litigation and investigations, merger clearances and ongoing strategic/operational advisory work, as well as compliance training. Her practice spans a broad range of industries, including financial services, resources, infrastructure, technology, retailing and travel and hospitality. She has a particular focus on multijurisdictional matters.
Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin, Elizabeth was an antitrust lawyer in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP for 7 years, advising on litigation, government investigations, mergers and other advisory work, with clients across a broad range of industries, including in securities markets, private equity, credit cards, hotels and airlines.
Elizabeth is recognised as a leading competition lawyer in Australia by Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and Chambers Asia-Pacific. In particular, Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 states that Elizabeth has ‘a rich understanding of competition/antitrust law and is very commercial when developing solutions’.
She is also a Vice Chair of the international antitrust committee of the American Bar Association’s section of international law, and is involved in many of the Committee’s speaking and writing activities. She obtained an LLM from New York University where she won the antitrust prize. She also holds a BA (German and Government and International Relations), and an LLB (Honours) from the University of Sydney.
Elizabeth is admitted to the Bar of New York and in Australia.
Elizabeth primarily focuses on competition/antitrust law matters under the Australian Competition and Consumer Act. Her practice includes advising on enforcement …
A partner in the San Francisco office, Todd A. Seaver litigates both antitrust and investment-related matters involving varied industries of high-tech, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, chemicals, consumer electronics, biotech, diamonds and online retailing.
He currently has a leading role in several cases, including: In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation; Laydon v. Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Sonterra Capital Master Fund, Ltd. v. UBS AG and Sullivan v. Barclays PLC. He also developed the firm’s antitrust case targeting brand-name analog insulin manufacturers and the three largest pharmacy benefit managers using a first-of-its-kind antitrust theory in the twin class actions, Barnett v. Novo Nordisk, Inc. and Christensen v. Novo Nordisk, Inc.
In 2017, Mr. Seaver was ranked as a Recommended Attorney by The Legal 500 and a Northern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. He was also named as a leader in the antitrust arena by Who's Who Legal: Competition in 2017.
A partner in the San Francisco office, Todd A. Seaver litigates both antitrust and investment-related matters involving varied industries of …
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