Antitrust Trends and Developments in 2016: What You Need to Know
As the presidential campaign draws attention in 2016, antitrust is also attracting the limelight. Democrats repeatedly pledge aggressive antitrust agendas, as what then-presidential candidate Barack Obama did in 2008, and this year is not an exemption.
The big winnings in 2015 are expected to sustain the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) focus on mergers particularly deals among high-tech and pharmaceutical companies while bringing enforcement actions anchored on constricted market definitions. Other antitrust developments are expected to surge across industries which include Standard-Essential Patents’ (SEPs’) royalty litigation following the Microsoft v. Motorola decision, FTC’s anticipated Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) report, and the additional disgorgement demands by the DOJ and FTC.
This course offers companies an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices with respect to Antitrust Trends and Developments in 2016, to ensure deep understanding of the related concepts and eventually, implement best coping strategies.
Key topics include:
- Implication of Politics to Antitrust Enforcement
- Litigation on SEP Royalties
- FTC’s PAE Report
- Additional Disgorgement Demands
- Enforcement Focus on Mergers
- Regulatory Forecasts
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- International places
- Role of the FTAIA (Foreign Trade and Antitrust Improvements Act)
- Prospect on major rulings on FTAIA issues – 2 cases in which motions have been made
- EU Commission has new rules on damage action by year’s end. Private damage actions will play a bigger role in Europe. And big changes are coming in damage actions as the new rules come into play
- Come to cases from opposing points of view – plaintiff and defense…alternating roles on various topics
- OTHER IDEAS
- Recent developments in class certification in anti-trust cases
- How this is affecting things
- Effects of the US Presidential election on this…the Yates memo in a Republican Administration
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Who Should Attend:
- Antitrust Lawyers and Attorneys
- Attorneys General
- Litigation Officers
- Civil Litigators
- Chief Compliance Officers
- Financial Reporting Personnel
- Corporate Executives
- In-house Counsel
- Business Development Managers
- Private and Public Companies
- Other related/interested Professionals and Organizations
Bob Freitas is a founding partner of Freitas Angell & Weinberg LLP, a Silicon Valley firm whose practice is focused on antitrust litigation and counseling, intellectual property litigation, representation of policyholders in insurance coverage claims and litigation, and complex litigation for technology companies. His antitrust work includes the defense of price fixing litigation, the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in monopolization cases, and disputes concerning the interface of antitrust and intellectual property law. Bob received a B.S. from the University of Oregon in 1974, and a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1977. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif. Bob is currently a candidate for a Postgraduate Diploma in European Union Competition Law from King’s College London.
Bob Freitas is a founding partner of Freitas Angell & Weinberg LLP, a Silicon Valley firm whose practice is focused …
Joseph Saveri founded the Joseph Saveri Law Firm Inc. in 2012. The firm specializes in antitrust law and complex civil and class action litigation in federal and state courts across the United States.
With more than 25 years’ civil litigation experience, Mr. Saveri has handled all phases of litigation. His cases have involved numerous industries including banking and financial services, insurance, energy, pharmaceuticals, agricultural products, computer hardware, computer software, travel and transportation, paper products, cosmetics, and consumer electronics. Representing entrepreneurs, individuals, consumers, small business owners, public officials, and heads of corporations negatively affected by anticompetitive monopolistic business practices, Mr. Saveri has established himself as one of the country’s top litigators in the antitrust field.
He has served both as a court-appointed leader of complex cases and as a valued member of teams operating under the leadership of others. As court-appointed lead counsel in many of these cases, he has taken a personal leadership role in organizing litigation, setting strategy, establishing and directing teams of lawyers to ensure the efficient use of resources, maximizing the talents of the litigation team and to achieve results for his clients.
Joseph Saveri founded the Joseph Saveri Law Firm Inc. in 2012. The firm specializes in antitrust law and complex civil …
Charles E. Tompkins leads the firm’s antitrust and unfair competition practice, representing businesses injured by unfair competition practices or violations of the antitrust laws. Mr. Tompkins has been involved in the successful settlement or trial of several of the largest antitrust actions in recent history. Mr. Tompkins primarily represents corporate clients injured by violations of the antitrust laws that elect to seek individually-tailored relief outside of the class-action context. Mr. Tompkins has also served as Court-appointed lead counsel in national and international litigation and represented foreign entities in litigation abroad.
Charles E. Tompkins leads the firm’s antitrust and unfair competition practice, representing businesses injured by unfair competition practices or violations …
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About Freitas Angell & Weinberg LLP
Freitas Angell & Weinberg LLP is a Silicon Valley law firm established in 2011 by former partners of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. The firm’s focus is antitrust litigation and counseling, intellectual property litigation, the representation of policyholders in insurance coverage claims and litigation, and complex litigation for technology companies. FAWLAW is recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms as a Tier One firm for Patent Law in the San Francisco Region. The firm’s In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation price fixing trial win was a finalist for Global Competition Review’s 2014 Litigation of the Year award.
About Joseph Saveri Law Firm
Since its founding, the Joseph Saveri Law Firm has established a track record of success. To date, the firm has obtained successful resolutions for its clients in excess of $700 million.
Throughout these cases, Mr. Saveri has displayed the energy, vision and commitment that leadership requires. The firm serves or has served as Lead Counsel in the In re Capacitor Antitrust Litigation, In re Titanium Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, California Cipro Cases and In re High Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation among others.
About Williams Montgomery & John Ltd
For over 49 years, clients have called upon the trial lawyers of Williams Montgomery & John to vigorously and diligently represent their interests in high-stakes litigation. Few law firms have more actual trial experience than Williams Montgomery & John. They take great pride in being "A Firm of Trial Lawyers."
Williams, Montgomery & John lawyers have extensive jury trial, bench trial and arbitration experience involving antitrust, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, professional malpractice, products liability, defective construction, intellectual property, insurance bad faith and white collar litigation. CBS Corporation named Williams Montgomery & John as its “go to” law firm in Illinois for commercial disputes (Corporate Counsel, 2012), and other large corporations such as 3M, Goodyear, Siemens, IBM, Genentech, Whirlpool and Zurich Insurance Company have relied on our unwavering advocacy.
The firm’s antitrust practice has substantial experience representing corporate clients both prosecuting and defending complex, nationwide antitrust actions. They have successfully represented clients that have suffered millions of dollars of losses arising from anticompetitive activity or are themselves facing potentially catastrophic liability for alleged antitrust violations. Given the complexity and often enormous stakes involved in antitrust litigation, trials of such cases are very rare. It thus speaks volumes that three of their partners have tried antitrust cases to conclusion, and that in each case the jury has returned a verdict in their client’s favor.