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We recently caught up with our friends at the ABA Section of Antitrust Law for a 6 part series of podcasts featuring 24 participants talking about antitrust’s role in sports, food, international regulations, price fixing, and cartels. These fireside conversations were light, fun, and very educational. Whether you’re a seasoned antitrust practitioner or someone looking to get into the field, these panel discussions are for you. To listen to or read about these productions, please see the section below.
ABA law student liaison to its Section of Antitrust Law Anora Wang is joined by Senior Antitrust Counsel in the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office Victor Domen, Amanda Wait (Hunton Andrews Kurth) , and Thomas York (Jones Day) for a conversation about getting into antitrust practice. Together they discuss the various paths they took to their current positions including the private sector and both federal and state governments. Stay tuned to see if it really helps to take antitrust classes in law school and why the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting is the conference for those thinking about entering the field.
Join Creighton Macy (Baker & McKenzie), Sathya Gosselin (Hausfeld), Melissa Maxman (Cohen & Gresser), and Kimberly Scott (Miller Canfield) as they talk about antitrust’s role (or lack thereof) in sports both professional and amateur. Together they discuss famous cases, exemptions and immunities, and pop culture’s influence in enforcement.
Anthony Aaron (Ice Miller), Puja Patel (Allen & Overy), and Denes Rothschild (Borden Ladner and Gervais) engage in a discussion about food and its increasing importance with world populations growing and agri-businesses merging. Tune in to hear how the United States, Canada, and the European Union are addressing this potential area of concern.
Anant Raut (Counsel to the Ranking Member at Senate Judiciary Committee) led discussions with Melanie Aitken (Bennett Jones) and Rich Parker (Gibson Dunn). Together they discussed antitrust enforcement during the last two presidential administrations as well as the latest with vertical mergers, politicization of antitrust, and the overuse of antitrust outside the scope of its authority. Tune in to hear about the difficulty of enforcement against predatory pricing, no-poaching cases, and whether or not we should have merger hearings.
Join Cecil Chung (Yulchon Seoul), Ninette Dodoo (Freshfields Beijing), Carlos Mena Labarthe (Creel Garcia Cuellar Aiza y Enriquez in Mexico City), Pablo Trevisan (Argentina Comisión Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia Commissioner), Subrata Bhattacharjee (Borden Ladner Gervais in Toronto), and Kriztian Katona (counsel for international antitrust in the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of International Affairs) for a discussion about global antitrust. Tune in to hear more about the procedural fairness and due process as well as the latest efforts in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
Ken O’Rourke (O’Melveny & Myers) and Lindsey Vaala (Vinson & Elkins) are joined by Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo (CADE General Superintendent) and Richard Powers (U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal) for an in-depth conversation about cartels, FBI raids, and price fixing. Tune in to hear about leniency programs and how self reporting can possibly keep you and your company out of legal trouble.
List of Participants (in alphabetical order):
After receiving his J.D. and MBA, Laurence Colletti went into solo practice with emphasis in general business and commercial real estate. He has always carried a strong passion for web-based media with a particular interest in podcasting and video. Laurence leverages his legal background against that passion to help bring sophisticated, relevant content to Legal Talk Network podcasts. You can follow Laurence on Twitter at @LaurenceEsq.