In Person

American Bar Association 2024 Antitrust Law Spring Meeting

April 10 – 12, 2024
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
Event details
April 10 – 12, 2024
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
901 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Event summary

The ABA Antitrust Law Spring Meeting is the largest annual gathering of competition, consumer protection and data privacy professionals globally – with lawyers, academics, economists, enforcers, journalists and students from around the world. Typically, there are more than 3,400 delegates from 60+ nations in attendance. The meeting provides a valuable opportunity to gather both US and international perspectives on competition, consumer protection and data privacy law from esteemed faculty and delegates.

Featured agenda items

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 | 8:15 – 10:15 am EDT

Antitrust Ethics: Old and New Issues

Cooley partner Dee Bansal will speak on this panel focusing on ethics in antitrust. The panel will discuss the following questions, in addition to other frequently asked questions: 

  • When can you interview former employees of adversaries? 
  • Can you represent all company employees? 
  • How can you use covert operations to gather evidence? 
  • Is attorney-client privilege overused? 
  • Are there special conflict issues with mergers? 
  • Can you just copy from ChatGPT and plagiarize other briefs? 

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 8:30 – 10:00 am EDT

Mind Your Exchanges – Talk Isn’t Always Cheap

Cooley partner Beatriz Mejia will speak on this panel examining Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission withdrawing guidelines that provide safe harbors to some types of information sharing and collaborative conduct, citing advances in technology and greater reliance on algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI). The panel will address the following questions: 

  • How should firms navigate this new environment? 
  • If AI can achieve collusive outcomes, do we need new tools to distinguish between procompetitive information sharing and anticompetitive conduct? 

For more information, please email Yena Lee.


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