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2019 Antitrust Trends, Developments and Legal Issues: Everything You Need to Know

Live Webcast Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
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Online CLE Antitrust Trends

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Antitrust Trends Webinar. This program provides an overview of hot topics in antitrust today.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division face increasing scrutiny and pressure to increase enforcement efforts as concerns are expressed about concentration across a wide range of industries.  The leniency program has been in operation for 25 years and is under some scrutiny.  Reverse payment settlement litigations and investigations continue, with recent developments in both the US and the EU.  The Supreme Court’s ruling in American Express has implications for some of the largest firms that operate in industries characterized by platforms.  Policymakers grapple with the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and potential for cartel formation.

Given evolving levels of antitrust scrutiny on the horizon, companies must keep themselves abreast of the recent developments and legal issues in the antitrust landscape. Practitioners should also revisit their compliance programs to avoid potential liabilities.

In this Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the latest trends and developments in antitrust laws and enforcement. Speakers will delve deeper as they analyze its implications and provide best practices to prevent risks and pitfalls.

Key topics include:

  • Highlights of Reverse Payment Settlement Cases in the US and EU
  • Cartel enforcement - Leniency Program at age 25
  • Antitrust and Artificial Intelligence
  • Increased Concentration, All-Star Firms, and Antitrust Enforcement
  • American Express and Economic Analysis of Platforms
  • What Lies Ahead

Who Should Attend

  • Antitrust Lawyers
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Professionals
  • Compliance Officers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Managers
  • Business Executives
  • Corporate Counsel
  • In-house Counsel
  • Regulatory and Policy Managers
  • Top Level Management
  • Other Related/Interested Professionals

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Online CLE Antitrust Trends
Dr. Fabian Leimgruber LL.M
Attorney at Law
Online CLE Antitrust Trends
Craig Benson
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Online CLE Antitrust Trends
Cleve Tyler
Managing Director
Berkeley Research Group, LLC

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Online CLE Antitrust Trends

Dr. Fabian Leimgruber LL.M, Attorney at Law
  • Antitrust and Competiton Law Causation – Between Consolidation and Relief: An Update
    • Case Law Recap: Patent Settlements and Delayed Market Entry in the Pharmaceutical Sector
      • Types of Value Transfer
      • Inducement of the Generic to Cease or Delay Market Entry
  • Recent Developments
    • United States – "Konsolidation" and "Splitting"
      • Consolitation in the FTC practice: Global settlement between Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Teva) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (Feb. 2019)
      • Splitting over Pay For Delay Suits brought by private individuals and governmental organizations (In Re Lidoderm (Nov. 2017) and In Re Solodyn (Jan. 2018))
        • Plaintiffs' Causation Burden -An Overview
    • European Union – "Relief": From Lundbeck (Sep. 2016) to Servier (Dec. 2018)
      • Servier decision: Partial annulment and relief of the Commission Decision by the EU General Court (T 691/14, Dec. 2018)
        • Article 101 TFEU By Object Analysis: The three criteria
        • Article 101 TFEU Be Effect Analysis: The principles
        • Side-deals as part of the patent settlement
        • Article 102 TFEU Analysis: Abuse of dominance
        • The importance of the "relevant market" (first in class and later drugs)
  • The global picture:
    • Common Risks and Pitfalls
    • Issues and Trends: Looking Forward in the Pharma Sector

Craig Benson, Partner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Celebrating 25 Years: A Look at the Leniency Program and Its Value Today
  • Antitrust and AI: Cartel Enforcement the Age of Algorithms
  • Consider the Pros: The NCAA and a Discussion of Procompetitive Effects 

Cleve Tyler, Managing Director
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
  • Increased concentration, all-star firms, and the debate over antitrust enforcement intensity
  • Merger retrospectives perspectives
  • Discussion of the Amex decision for antitrust analysis

Online CLE Antitrust Trends

Online CLE Antitrust Trends

Dr. Fabian Leimgruber LL.MAttorney at LawThomannFischer

Dr. Fabian Leimgruber is a lawyer and senior patent attorney, who has earned an international reputation as litigator and prosecutor mainly in the fields of competition and antitrust law, software and business methods patenting, pharmaceutical and life science protection. He practices in an advisory and forensic role as a licensed attorney before various courts on all levels, the Opposition and Appeal Boards of the European Patent Office, as well as national and international arbitration courts.

Juris Doctor in comparative competition and antitrust law. Specialized expertise in (i) competition/antitrust law, pharmaceutical industry and reverse payment settlement agreements, (ii) protection of software, business model and artificial intelligence, (iii) information technology (IT), electrical engineering and telecommunications, (iv) nano-technology and bio-chemistry.

Online CLE Antitrust Trends

Craig BensonPartnerPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Craig A. Benson is a partner in the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He is also a Chair of the Firm’s Professional Development & Training Committee and a Hiring Partner in the Washington, DC Office. His antitrust experience involves representing clients before federal and state courts and regulatory agencies. 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 was recognized in the 2019 and 2018 editions of The Legal 500 US as a Recommended Lawyer in the Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Action: Defense category and was also named a Rising Star by Washington DC Super Lawyers in 2013. 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.

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.

Online CLE Antitrust Trends

Cleve TylerManaging DirectorBerkeley Research Group, LLC

Cleve B. Tyler is a managing director at Berkeley Research Group and an adjunct professor of economics in Johns Hopkins University’s applied economics program, teaching graduate-level courses in both industrial organization and microeconomics.  He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Clemson University specializing in industrial organization, finance, and the economics of the public sector.  Dr. Tyler has published papers on competition issues including in Antitrust, Antitrust Bulletin, and The Global Competition Review.

For 20 years, Dr. Tyler has applied economic analyses to competition, intellectual property, and damages issues in litigation matters.  His antitrust work includes evaluation of market definition and competitive effects using regression analysis and economic modeling. Dr. Tyler has evaluated horizontal (e.g., merger as well as price fixing) and vertical (e.g., monopolization and foreclosure) competition issues in many industries.

Online CLE Antitrust Trends

Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

   Experience in antitrust law

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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.

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.

ThomannFischer is one of the leading commercial law boutiques In Europe with a strong emphasis on intellectual property, technology and competition law. Founded in 1998, the firm provides reliable support covering all aspects of commercial law to national and international clients.

The firm’s affinity to competition/antitrust and IP law is enhanced by its location in Basel, home to Europe’s biggest life sciences and pharmaceutical cluster. In order to handle and supervise international legal transactions, the firm provides comprehensive expertise in litigation and client counselling work across all fields of competition, antitrust and intellectual property law in the various jurisdictions of the main markets worldwide, as the US, European and Asian-Pacific market.

Website: http://www.thomannfischer.ch/

Paul, Weiss (www.paulweiss.com) is a firm of more than 1,000 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who provide innovative and effective solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges. We take great pride in representing the world’s leading companies in their critical legal matters and most significant businesstransactions, as well as individuals and organizations in need of pro bono assistance.

Website: https://www.paulweiss.com/

Berkeley Research Group, LLC (BRG) is a global consulting firm that helps leading organizations advance in three key areas: disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and strategy and operations. Headquartered in California with offices around the world, we are an integrated group of experts, industry leaders, academics, data scientists, and professionals working beyond borders and disciplines. We harness our collective expertise to deliver the inspired insights and practical strategies our clients need to stay ahead of what's next.

We have in-depth experience across a wide range of industries and markets, from construction and energy to technology and healthcare. No matter what sector your business is in, we have experienced professionals who understand the challenges you face—making us better equipped to help solve them.

Website: https://www.thinkbrg.com/

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