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Antitrust Enforcement Trends in 2019: Practical Guide for Businesses

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Add Reminder to My Calendar 06/06/2019 11:00 am 06/06/2019 2:00 pm America/New_York The Knowledge Group Webinar: Antitrust Enforcement Trends in 2019: Practical Guide for Businesses 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=125651\r\n The scrutiny in antitrust litigation among businesses and companies has become a widespread development this past years. Heightened enforcements from the SEC and antitrust litigators DOJ and FTC, are much likely to take effect this year in the business landscape. Furthermore, staying ahead on these drastic changes in antitrust means a massive challenge for businesses, politics and corporate counsels. \n \nThus, the authority to ensure that business is incline with all the compliance jurisdiction is a must, and will be the substantial defend when pitfalls and risk arise. \n \nIn this LIVE Webcast a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Antitrust in 2019. Speakers will also present all important issues surrounding this significant topic. \n \nSome of the major topics that will be covered in this course are: \n \n \n An overview of the Recent Trends and Developments in Antitrust \n The 2019 Antitrust Landscape \n Practical Guides and Tips Explored \n Common Risk and Pitfalls \n What Lies Ahead \n https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/antitrust-enforcement-trends-in-2019/

Online CLE Antitrust Enforcement

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Antitrust Enforcement Webinar. The scrutiny in antitrust litigation among businesses and companies has become a widespread development this past years. Heightened enforcements from the SEC and antitrust litigators DOJ and FTC, are much likely to take effect this year in the business landscape. Furthermore, staying ahead on these drastic changes in antitrust means a massive challenge for businesses, politics and corporate counsels.

Thus, the authority to ensure that business is incline with all the compliance jurisdiction is a must, and will be the substantial defend when pitfalls and risk arise.

In this LIVE Webcast a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Antitrust in 2019. Speakers will also present all important issues surrounding this significant topic.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • An overview of the Recent Trends and Developments in Antitrust
  • The 2019 Antitrust Landscape
  • Practical Guides and Tips Explored
  • Common Risk and Pitfalls
  • What Lies Ahead

Faculty

Online CLE Antitrust Enforcement
Howard Ullman
Of Counsel
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Online CLE Antitrust Enforcement
Megan Gerking
Of Counsel
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Online CLE Antitrust Enforcement
Jason D. Cruise
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP
Online CLE Antitrust Enforcement
Robert Kneuper
Expert Economist and Expert Consultant
Info Tech, Inc

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Online CLE Antitrust Enforcement

Howard UllmanOf Counsel
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Megan GerkingOf Counsel
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Jason D. CruisePartner
Latham & Watkins LLP

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Robert KneuperExpert Economist and Expert Consultant
Info Tech, Inc

IP/Tech

  • Data topics
    • Pricing algorithms
    • Data scraping
    • Big data
  • Two-sided platforms (following Amex decision)
  • Soft IP enforcement: FTC's 1800 case
  • DOJ and FTC changing or different approaches to FRAND commitments
  • Dominance ex-US cases involving technology companies
    • FTC Technology Task Force

Mergers

  • Mergers
    • Increased DOJ/FTC scrutiny of information from merger reviews to identify and investigate anticompetitive conduct (e.g. Bumble Bee; employee no-poach agreements)
    • Post-closing deal challenges (including Jeld-Wen, Parker Hannifin, others)
    • Enhanced focus on treatment of vertical mergers (AT&T/Time Warner, Cigna/Express Scripts, CVS/Aetna; new vertical merger guidelines; scrutiny of technology platforms combining with content production companies)
    • Growing, heightened skepticism of behavioral remedies in both horizontal and vertical deals, including information firewalls
    • DOJ plan to enhance scrutiny of privilege claims in merger reviews, including through enforcement actions

Standing, enforcement, cartels

  • Indirect purchasers
    • Apple v. Pepper
    • Asacol case and the issue of ascertainability
  • Increased State AG enforcement
  • Cartel cases
    • European efforts (digital cartel detection tool)
    • Leniency
    • Containerboard out of the 7th circuit (Distinguishing cartel from oligopoly) 

Online CLE Antitrust Enforcement

Online CLE Antitrust Enforcement

Howard UllmanOf CounselOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Howard Ullman, Of Counsel in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Litigation and the Antitrust and Competition Groups. He focuses his practice on competition and antitrust law, trade regulation, unfair competition, class action and complex litigation issues.

He has extensive experience advising on distribution law and distribution system issues (including competitor collaborations, pricing issues, non-price restraints and dealer termination issues). He routinely addresses and counsels on the antitrust / intellectual property interface.

Howard represents Nanya Technology Corporation and Nanya Technology Corporation USA in the national DRAM antitrust price-fixing cases. Other price-fixing experience includes representation of a defendant in the DRAM antitrust price-fixing litigation and a large purchaser in connection with the SRAM antitrust price-fixing litigation, and representation of companies in alleged school milk and paint pigment cartels.

He has also worked on antitrust cases for PG&E Corporation, Equifax, One Technologies, and a number of other companies. He regularly counsels companies on competition issues, including Robinson-Patman Act (price discrimination) issues and market concentration issues. He has worked on a number of Cal. Bus. and Prof. Code Section 17200 (unfair competition) litigations. He has also worked on a number of antitrust-healthcare related matters, including mergers and acquisitions.

Howard has worked on antitrust cases in the life insurance industry and for Microsoft Corp. in connection with intellectual property issues. He recently finished cases for a supplier of industrial equipment (commercial scales) and involving below-cost pricing in the retail gasoline industry. He also recently worked on a Section 2 case for a pool products manufacturer that resolved favorably.

Online CLE Antitrust Enforcement

Megan GerkingOf CounselMorrison & Foerster LLP

Megan E. Gerking is of counsel in Morrison & Foerster’s Global Antitrust Law Practice, where she focuses on government-facing antitrust matters. Ms. Gerking has extensive experience representing companies in civil and criminal antitrust government investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state enforcers, and in all phases of the merger review process before U.S. and foreign competition authorities.

She counsels clients on a variety of competition law issues, including antitrust compliance, trade association and industry consortium activities, joint conduct, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and distribution practices, and regulatory compliance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.

Ms. Gerking previously served as a trial attorney for the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, where she investigated and prosecuted federal antitrust violations and international cartel cases. While there, she prosecuted the first individual extradited to the U.S. on an antitrust charge.

Online CLE Antitrust Enforcement

Jason D. CruisePartnerLatham & Watkins LLP

Jason Cruise is an antitrust partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP. His practice focuses on obtaining clearance for mergers and acquisitions from the  Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and other antitrust authorities globally, representing clients in connection with Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice civil and criminal investigations, and counseling clients on a wide range of antitrust issues, such as competitor collaboration and sales and marketing practices.

Online CLE Antitrust Enforcement

Robert KneuperExpert Economist and Expert ConsultantInfo Tech, Inc

Dr. Robert Kneuper is an Expert Economist at Info Tech, Inc. and has a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Clemson University.  Dr. Kneuper also serves as an adjunct professor at Charleston Southern University, where he teaches courses in managerial economics and corporate finance. Dr. Kneuper also has taught antitrust economics at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Dr. Kneuper spent over 10 years analyzing antitrust matters at the FTC and had a leadership role in developing the FTC's antitrust policy involving "pay for delay" cases.  Dr. Kneuper has continued to work extensively on a variety of antitrust cases in his over 15 years working as a consultant, including cases involving class certification.

Dr. Kneuper consults on a wide variety of applied economic and applied finance topics such as antitrust, damages, class certification, intellectual property, and regulation.  His work spans a wide variety of industries including financial markets, health care, pharmaceuticals, insurance, energy, media, entertainment, transportation, real estate, internet, sports, gaming, aerospace, defense, waste collection, retail and consumer products.

Online CLE Antitrust Enforcement

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   Live Webcast

Prerequisite:
   NONE

Course Code:
   148050

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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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.

With approximately 1,000 lawyers in 16 offices, Morrison & Foerster is a preeminent global law firm dedicated to delivering business-oriented results to clients across the United States, Europe and Asia. Dynamic technology and life science companies, large financial institutions, leading consumer product companies and other market leaders come to MoFo for knowledge, innovation and business aptitude. MoFo handles some of the world’s largest crossborder transactions and resolves major disputes across multiple jurisdictions. The firm has a long-standing commitment to pro bono work and social justice.

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Latham & Watkins provides clients across the globe with exceptional legal services and innovative solutions to their most complex business issues and disputes. Building on a tradition of excellence in client service, Latham provides robust complementary corporate and litigation advice and representation. Clients turn to Latham for help with enterprise transforming transactions and to defend bet-the-company disputes as well as day-to-day guidance and preventative advice.

Latham lawyers deliver market-leading service in more than 60 internationally recognized practices with expertise across industries ranging from financial services to technology, oil and gas to retail. With more than 2,600 lawyers in 30 offices today, we are positioned in the world’s major financial, business, and regulatory centers to serve our clients. Despite the firm’s size and diversity, we are a fully integrated ‘one firm’ firm, embodying a collaborative approach to client service.

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