American Bar Association Announces Annual Antitrust Fall Forum

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 01:00

On Thursday, November 17, the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section will offer a full-day seminar on Antitrust Developments. The day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 5:15 p.m. at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW in Washington, DC. The forum will feature keynote addresses from the leadership of both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission on the current state of enforcement activity. It will provide an opportunity to hear from the Antitrust Division's new acting assistant attorney general, Sharis A. Pozen, and to learn about other developments in the newly minted Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Participants will explore an array of current topics ranging from competition in online markets, to antitrust under healthcare reform, and the hot pursuit of criminal enforcement agendas on a global level. A panel of experts will debate revised guidelines from an economic perspective and discuss whether the guidelines have made a positive or negative economic impact.

A diverse international perspective will be given by speakers from Europe and Latin America. Eduardo Motta, the president for the Mexican Federal Commission on Competition, will discuss the impact of new policies and what they mean for the global business community. He will be joined by Scott Hammond, U.S. deputy assistant attorney general for criminal enforcement, DOJ, to discuss key developments in global cartel enforcement.

The keynote address on FTC enforcement policies and priorities will be delivered by Hon. Jon Leibowitz, chairman, FTC. Other notable speakers are Julie S.Brill, commissioner, FTC and Joseph F. Wayland, deputy assistant attorney general, DOJ.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register for the program visit www.AmBar.org/ATFallForum.