Competitor Collaborations After American Needle v. NFL
Avoiding Antitrust Violations in Joint Ventures with Competitors
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance on minimizing antitrust risks for companies and counsel involved in or considering competitor collaborations. The panel will discuss the Supreme Court's recent ruling in American Needle and outline best practices to avoid anticompetitive conduct when working with competitors.
- American Needle v. NFL
- Brief review of the facts
- Supreme Court ruling
- Implications on Dagher
- Effects on competition (balancing pro-competitive and anti-competitive effects)
- Product quality
- Service to consumers
- Best practices for planning and operating ventures with competitors
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What is the anticipated impact of American Needle ruling on the application of Dagher?
- How effective are the safety zones established for permissible collaborations?
- How are courts ruling on collaboration v. collusion issues?
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
He represents clients on antitrust matters with a particular emphasis on practice before the FTC and the Antitrust... | Read More
He represents clients on antitrust matters with a particular emphasis on practice before the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department. He has considerable experience with antitrust issues in mergers and acquisitions and has guided scores of national and international transactions through antitrust review to a successful conclusion.Close
Robert B. Bell
He has extensive experience in securing antitrust clearance for mergers and acquisitions from the Department of Justice... | Read More
He has extensive experience in securing antitrust clearance for mergers and acquisitions from the Department of Justice and the FTC. He regularly advises clients on matters involving antitrust litigation and merger clearance, and provides antitrust counseling on issues ranging from competitor collaborations to vertical distribution arrangements.Close
William L. Monts, III
He focuses on antitrust and complex litigation matters in various aspects of the petroleum industry. He represents... | Read More
He focuses on antitrust and complex litigation matters in various aspects of the petroleum industry. He represents clients in major cases alleging price-fixing, market allocation, and unlawful price discrimination. He also counsels clients in a variety of industries concerning the application of federal and state antitrust laws.Close