Antitrust Risks for Trade Associations and Members: Ensuring Compliance Amid Intensive Federal Scrutiny
Avoiding Civil Forfeitures, Treble Damages and Sanctions Due to Anti-Competitive Conduct
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare counsel representing trade associations and their members to minimize the risks of antitrust liability for activities and agreements impacting pricing or competition. The panel will review the relevant statutes and recent case law applicable to trade associations and outline effective antitrust compliance measures.
- Minimizing risk of antitrust violations for associations and members
- Agreements on prohibited subjects among competitors
- Membership issues and codes of ethics
- Marketing and trade shows
- Information exchanges
- Potential immunities
- State action immunity
- Standard setting
- Antitrust compliance programs
- Dos and don’ts for the association and for members
- Association meetings
- Practical guidance for association meetings
- Lessons learned from recent litigation
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What types of trade association activities most commonly trigger antitrust concerns and investigations?
- What are the critical steps trade associations and their members should take to minimize the risk of antitrust violations?
- What legal theories are being used to attach antitrust liability to trade associations and members—and what defenses are available?
Stephen R. Chuk
Mr. Chuk represents companies in complex antitrust litigation and provides counseling on mergers and acquisitions and... | Read More
Mr. Chuk represents companies in complex antitrust litigation and provides counseling on mergers and acquisitions and regulatory compliance. He advises clients on matters involving alleged claims of monopolization, group boycott, bid rigging, and price-fixing across a wide range of industries, including financial services, agriculture, health care, media and aviation. He also counsels individuals and companies facing criminal and regulatory investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.Close
Carl W. Hittinger
Baker & Hostetler
Mr. Hittinger focuses his practice on complex commercial and civil rights litigation with an emphasis on antitrust and... | Read More
Mr. Hittinger focuses his practice on complex commercial and civil rights litigation with an emphasis on antitrust and unfair competition matters. His more than 35 years of experience handling “bet-the-company” litigation and successfully trying lengthy jury and non-jury cases have honed his skills in the courtroom and in counseling clients on all aspects of civil and criminal antitrust and unfair competition law. Mr. Hittinger has resolved high-end, complicated cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in courts and before agencies across the U.S. throughout his comprehensive career.Close
Benjamin F. Holt
Mr. Holt concentrates his practice on antitrust litigation and other complex commercial litigation, including class... | Read More
Mr. Holt concentrates his practice on antitrust litigation and other complex commercial litigation, including class action litigation. He has represented clients in antitrust actions in state, federal district and federal appellate courts throughout the United States. In addition, he has represented clients in matters before the FTC, the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, and various state AGs.Close