Antitrust Laws in the United States: Framework, Trends and Regulatory Issues
Antitrust Laws prohibits illegitimate business practices and ensures the welfare of the consumers by promoting fair competition in the marketplace. However, conflicts are inevitable and can dramatically evolve into bigger legal issues if not properly managed. Considering this matter, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has heightened its focus in managing and addressing legal and regulatory issues to minimize potential risks and pitfalls.
This LIVE Webcast offers an overview of the latest trends and best practices with respect to the Antitrust Laws in the United States. A panel of thought leaders and professionals will help firms better understand all the important issues and developments surrounding this significant topic. Speakers will also provide practical tips and strategies to avoid conflicts and legal challenges.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Recent Antitrust Enforcement Trends
- Legal Developments on Antitrust Merger
- Tightening Standards for Merger Remedies
- Civil Penalties and Enforcement Issues
- Potential Antitrust Enforcement Priorities
- Likely Approach to Merger Enforcement
- Standards for Merger Review
- Increased Scrutiny Over International Deals
Craig Benson, Partner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
- Consumer welfare, efficiencies, and other factors relevant in U.S. merger reviews.
- The importance of “mavericks” in U.S. merger review.
- Recent DOJ enforcement actions and the implications for deal structures and remedies.
Samuel Weglein, Principal
- "Failing firm" defenses in merger - looking at EnergySolutions and hospital mergers
- Institutional Investors - what are the issues
- Occupational licensing
- Concentration in labor markets
G. Gabriel Zorogastua, Shareholder
- Antitrust considerations of two-sided markets.
- Ohio v. American Express Company.
Dr. Weglein specializes in applying economics, statistics, and valuation to the analysis of liability issues and damages in antitrust, finance and securities, and general business litigation matters. Much of his recent antitrust work has been in health insurance and hospital markets. He has also assisted with antitrust litigation in a number of financial benchmark cases, including LIBOR and foreign exchange matters. In addition, Dr. Weglein has analyzed the economics of prepackaged software and managed projects to assess potential damages involving alleged anticompetitive conduct by Microsoft. He has also worked on behalf of Intel in antitrust litigation matters brought by AMD and the State of New York. Dr. Weglein's experience spans numerous industries, including health and life insurance, investment and commercial banking, securities brokerage and clearing, asset management, semiconductors, computer hardware and software, minerals, oil and gas, shipping, automotive, food packaging, steel, real estate, medical devices, agribusiness, and biotechnology. He has coauthored a number of publications, including three white papers addressing the incentives facing dealers and manufacturers in the auto and heavy-duty vehicle industry.
Dr. Weglein specializes in applying economics, statistics, and valuation to the analysis of liability issues and damages in antitrust, finance …
Gabe Zorogastua has 10 years of experience helping clients address antitrust problems. He has counseled clients on health care mergers and acquisitions transactions involving hospitals, physician groups, pharmaceuticals, and group purchasing organizations. He also regularly represents clients in other industries in antitrust and commercial disputes.
Gabe Zorogastua has 10 years of experience helping clients address antitrust problems. He has counseled clients on health care mergers …
Craig A. Benson is a partner in the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. His antitrust experience involves representing clients before federal and state courts, regulatory agencies and arbitrators. He has represented clients in a broad range of industries including financial services, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, electronics, automotive, chemicals, oil and gas, tobacco, and hospitality.
Craig served as a member of the editorial board of The Antitrust Practitioner, a publication of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, and was named a Rising Star by Washington DC Super Lawyers in 2013. Prior to Paul, Weiss, Craig was a law clerk to the Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Craig received his B.A. from Miami University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Craig A. Benson is a partner in the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. His antitrust …
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