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Feb 12
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8:30am - 9:00am 30 mins
Registration & Refreshments
9:00am - 9:10am 10 mins
Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
  • Daniel Bitton - Partner, Axinn
9:10am - 10:05am 55 mins
Mergers: Vertical Mergers, Innovation & Other Non-Price Considerations
  • David Emanuelson - Global Antitrust Counsel, Intel Data Center Group
  • Daniel Bitton - Partner, Axinn
  • John Scalf - Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting
  • Gil Ohana - Senior Director, Antitrust and Competition, Cisco Systems
  • Vertical mergers after AT&T / Time Warner
  • Conglomerate mergers
  • Non-price factors in merger reviews
    • The role of innovation after Dow/Du Pont
    • Employee welfare: is there a role for that in merger review?
    • Proposed Better Deal legislation: is there a need for new merger evaluation standards?
  • Remedies:

    • Continued viability of behavioural remedies in vertical mergers

    • Continued viability of asset carve-outs in horizontal mergers

10:05am - 11:05am 60 mins
Big Data: Privacy, Data & Disruptive Innovation
  • John Harkrider - Partner, Axinn
  • Henri Piffaut - Head of Unit, Directorate General, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Thomas Dahdouh - Regional Director, FTC
  • Chris Riley - Head of Public Policy, Mozilla
  • Aradhana Raj - Director, Legal Privacy Team, PayPal
  • What are the issues involved in big data and antitrust?
  • How are the authorities across the globe approaching big data?
  • Is there a need for more regulation?
  • How should antitrust adapt to the new challenges?
  • What is the role of consumer protection in antitrust law?
  • Market power and big data
11:05am - 11:30am 25 mins
Morning Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:30pm 60 mins
Vertical Restraints & Distribution: Current Developments
  • Lindsay Lutz - Senior Counsel, Intel Corporation
  • Jordan Ellison - Partner, Slaughter & May
  • Peter K. Huston - Partner, Baker Botts LLP
  • Suzanne E. Wachsstock - Vice President and Chief Antitrust Counsel, American Express
  • Craig Falls - Partner, Dechert
  • UPP and MAP pricing
  • e-Commerce challenges
  • Practical consequences for distribution
  • Algorithmic cartels and price setting in the e-commerce sector
  • Review of SCOTUS Amex decision
  • Managing vertical restraints globally
12:30pm - 1:30pm 60 mins
Networking Lunch
1:30pm - 2:15pm 45 mins
New Types of Cartels: How are the Authorities Approaching Them?
  • Christopher Ries - Director, Global Antitrust and Supply Chain Alliances, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Tiffany Rider - Partner, Axinn
  • DOJ’s approach to no-poach cases
  • Artificial intelligence, algorithmic cartels and machine learning
  • Crafting public statements to avoid price-signaling accusations
  • Differentiating legitimate joint ventures from cartel conduct
2:15pm - 3:05pm 50 mins
Review of Recent Developments in the Pharmaceutical Sector
  • Saralisa C. Brau - Chief Counsel, Antitrust, McKesson Corporation
  • Christine White - Vice President - Legal Affairs, Northwell Health
  • Stuart N. Senator - Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson
  • David W. Ashton - Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division Texas Attorney General
  • Recent FTC “reverse payment” settlement claims
  • Recent private class action litigation alleging reverse payment settlements
  • Sham patent lawsuits after recent decisions
  • Private class action litigation
  • A view over the pond: EU “abuse of dominance” pricing investigations
  • Pharmaceutical mergers
  • Generic price fixing investigations and litigation
3:05pm - 3:30pm 25 mins
Afternoon Coffee Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm 60 mins
IP and Antitrust Developments for the High-Tech Sector
  • Moderator Ken Adamo - Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Craig Davis - Senior Litigation Counsel, HP Inc.
  • Richard J. Eichmann - Director, NERA Economic Consulting
  • Kenneth O'Rourke - Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • FRAND and SEPs
  • Technology licensing including cross licensing and settlements
  • Walker Process monopolization cases, patents prosecuted through inequitable / fraudulent conduct / sham litigation (Gilead / Xitronix / Shuffle Tech)
  • Contractual issues, components / replacement supplies ( printer / ink ) , to I of T (interrelated components of systems )
4:30pm - 5:20pm 50 mins
Antitrust Compliance: In-House Perspectives
  • Michael Lawrence - Senior Competition Counsel, Google
  • Sarah Flanagan - Global Director of Antitrust Compliance, Intel Corporation
  • Alan Hoffman, Member of California Bar, Expert on Antitrust Compliance
  • Moderator: Thomas Mueller - Partner, Chair, Antitrust and Competition Practice Group, WilmerHale
  • Recent FTC enforcement actions
    • Reverse payment claims
    • Sham litigation claims
    • FTC review of MMA filings
  • Recent private actions and other forms of antitrust litigation

    • Class actions
    • Parens patriae cases
  • Pharmaceutical mergers
5:20pm - 5:30pm 10 mins
Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close of Conference
5:30pm - 6:30pm 60 mins
Networking Drinks Reception