Antitrust Internal Audits on Pricing, Distribution Practices, Competitor Collaborations and More
Managing the Audit Process, Mitigating Regulatory Sanctions, and Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare antitrust counsel to advise clients on developing and conducting internal audits. The panel will address how to conduct specific audits to evaluate pricing issues, collaborations with competitors, distribution practices, document creation practices, and trade association activities.
- Internal Audits Overview
- The case for audits
- Who should conduct the audit?
- Reviewing industry structure and client’s antitrust history
- Determining the scope and objectives
- Announcing the audit
- Document review
- Analysis & Recommendations
- Written report?
- Specific Audit Applications
- Compliance Programs
- Horizontal price fixing
- Merger Issues
- Monopolization & attempted monopolization
- Price Discrimination
- Resale Price Maintenance
- Trade association membership
- Government Contracting
- Commercial Bribery
- IP issues
- Post-audit issues
- Attorney-client issues
- Attorney work product issues
- Data Privacy and Protection
- Auditors Letters
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- When is an antitrust audit necessary?
- What special approaches should be utilized to detect specific potential violations?
- How should the scope of the audit be determined?
- How is the attorney-client privilege best preserved in an internal antitrust audit?
- What are the best practices for documenting the antitrust audit?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Richard J. Wegener
Fredrikson & Byron
Mr. Wegener's a resident shareholder in the Minneapolis office, and he practices antitrust and trade regulation... | Read More
Mr. Wegener's a resident shareholder in the Minneapolis office, and he practices antitrust and trade regulation law. He advises clients in all aspects of antitrust law including product distribution and marketing, advertising and promotions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, consumer protection, intellectual property, and pricing.Close
Douglas M. Tween
Baker & McKenzie
Mr. Tween focuses his practice on antitrust, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, tax, securities, fraud, money... | Read More
Mr. Tween focuses his practice on antitrust, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, tax, securities, fraud, money laundering, immigration and RICO matters. He advises on crisis management, conducts internal investigations, and assists corporations with compliance, risk management and governance issues. He also has substantial expertise overseeing and managing large electronic discovery projects.Close
John F. Collins
Dewey & LeBoeuf
He has over 35 years of extensive experience in representing and counseling clients in complex commercial litigation,... | Read More
He has over 35 years of extensive experience in representing and counseling clients in complex commercial litigation, antitrust litigation, securities and corporate governance litigation, intellectual property litigation, franchisor-franchisee litigation, merger and acquisition litigation, and administrative proceedings and arbitrations.Close