August 30, 2017
Speakers from Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and EU Commission
Fordham Law School’s 44th Annual International Antitrust Law and Policy Conference in New York City, led for the third year by Fordham Competition Law Institute Director James Keyte, will take place Thursday-Friday, 14-15 September 2017. The conference will feature topics focused the role of the courts in antitrust enforcement, “must-have” content and the antitrust playing field in media and sports, and the multijurisdictional challenge of e-commerce and antitrust.
Keynote speakers include Andrew Finch of the U.S. Department of Justice, Johannes Laitenberger of the EU Commission, Andreas Mundt of the International Competition Network Steering Group, and Maureen Ohlhausen of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Additional speakers include antitrust agency heads Isabelle de Silva of France, John Pecman of Canada, Giovanni Pitruzzella of Italy, Han Li Toh of Singapore, and Pablo Trevisan of Argentina; judges Anthony Collins of the General Court of the European Union, Wenlian Ding of the Shanghai People’s Court, and Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; and in-house counsel Horacio Gutierrez of Spotify, Mathew Heim of Qualcomm, Dina Kallay of Ericsson, Munesh Mahtani of Google, Greg McCurdy of Uber, and Greg Slater of Intel.
The institute has also organized two pre-conference events on 13 September.
• The Antitrust Economics Workshop will explore key topics for practitioners related to platforms, parity and pricing for digital markets; state-of-the-art economic analysis of mergers; and current trends in merger enforcement policy. In addition, Keyte will moderate a conversation with Nobel Laureate Daniel McFadden.
• The new Global Practitioners Workshop, conducted under the Chatham House Rule, will present two sessions on practical issues: protectionism and national interest in merger enforcement moderated by Cal Goldman of Goodmans LLP (Canada) and patent licensing in a multijurisdictional environment moderated by Ingrid Vandenborre of Skadden Arps (Brussels).
In-house counsel and newly admitted attorneys may register for free. Discounted registration is available for government attorneys and academics.