9-Hour Program

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Overview

This year’s program will examine recent developments in several key areas of antitrust reflected in recent decisions as well as vigorous enforcement in the US and around the world.  Panels of nationally known practitioners and senior government enforcement officials will report on and explore developments in competitor relationships, including cartels and other per se antitrust violations as well as the antitrust implications of joint ventures and other competitor collaborations; the legality of various vertical restraints on customers and suppliers;  current merger analysis and enforcement; standards for compliance with U.S. price discrimination laws; and the strategies and priorities of the antitrust enforcers, including increased cooperation among U.S. and foreign competition authorities.

What You Will Learn

• Review recent decisions addressing:
   o Standards for per se and rule of reason analysis
   o Conspiracy law and competitor relationships
   o Joint ventures and other business collaborations
   o Resale price maintenance, tying and bundling arrangements, monopolization, and attempted monopolization
   o Mergers, acquisitions and similar combinations
   o Trade associations, standard-setting and industry cooperation
   o Intersection of Intellectual Property and Antitrust law
• Learn about current federal, state and non-U.S. enforcement priorities
• Hear recent developments in Robinson-Patman law on price and non-price discrimination
• Understand developments evidenced in DOJ and FTC review of recent mergers
• Find out about international developments for global industries
• Discuss legal ethical issues implicated in conducting or responding to an internal investigation

Special Features

Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Program Level: Overview

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