Practicing Law Institute's Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2020

October 16, 2020
Event details
October 16, 2020
9:00 am – 5:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

Event summary

Lawyers counseling businesses should have a solid foundation in the principles of antitrust law and an understanding of the latest antitrust developments in order to advise their clients effectively. The consequences of running afoul of antitrust rules can be costly. Federal and state government enforcement actions, jail time for executives, treble damages litigation, class actions and adverse publicity are all risks when companies step over the line. 

This program will provide the tools needed to help clients avoid making costly mistakes without stopping them from engaging in lawful activity. Learn when to say “no” and when to say “yes” and how to provide practical answers to the antitrust questions clients will ask. 

Cooley partner Howard Morse will chair the event. Howard and Megan Browdie will speak at this event.

Featured agenda items

Interactions with Competitors: Collaboration and Exclusion, 10:05 am EDT
Cooley partner Megan Browdie is a featured speaker.

Topics include

  • “Per se” violations, such as price fixing, market division and group boycotts
  • Refusals to deal and other efforts to exclude competitors
  • Minimizing risk when exchanging information with competitors
  • Risks related to trade association participation
  • Recent focus on no poach agreements
  • DOJ/FTC competitor collaboration guidelines and joint ventures
  • Competitor collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic

Antitrust Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions, 1:15 pm EDT
Cooley partner Howard Morse is a featured speaker.

Topics include 

  • The merger review process – HSR basics, avoiding gun jumping and negotiating merger remedies
  • Merger guidelines and enforcement trends – insights from the numbers, current analysis of innovation markets, nascent competition, killer acquisitions and vertical mergers
  • Learning from recently litigated merger challenges brought by the DOJ, FTC and State Attorneys General

Federal and State Antitrust Enforcement, 2:15 pm EDT
Cooley partner Howard Morse will moderate a panel discussion with senior officials at the DOJ, FTC and NAAG.

Topics include 

  • Enforcement priorities in the Trump Administration and the States
  • Recent developments in enforcement
  • The role of FTC Section 5
  • The approach to resale price maintenance among the states

Event details and registration 

For more information, please email Rebecca Lanz

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