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Calculating and Proving Antitrust Damages: Legal and Economic Analyses
December 14, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will examine the methodologies for establishing damages in civil antitrust cases, including the "before and after" and "yardstick" approaches. The panel will discuss the various economic factors to consider in connection with different types of anti-competitive behavior and how expe... Read More

Speakers:  David M. Schiffman, Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin Dr. Lauren Stiroh, Managing Director and Chair of NERA's Global Antitrust & Competition Practice, NERA Economic Consulting

Antitrust Implications of Noncompete and Nonsolicitation Agreements
November 15, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will analyze noncompete and nonsolicitation features of employment agreements, service contracts, and agreements among competitors from an antitrust perspective. The panel will discuss how to balance competitive vs. noncompetitive effects of these agreements and best contracting pra... Read More

Speakers:  Devin C. Dolive, Partner, Burr & Forman Jonathan Pollard, Founder, Pollard PLLC David J. Clark, Senior Counsel, Epstein Becker & Green

Antitrust Challenges to Most Favored Nation and Competitor Parity Clauses in the U.S. and...
Assessing MFNs and Parity Provisions for Antitrust Vulnerabilities, Devising a Defensible...
October 11, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will analyze recent antitrust challenges to the use of most favored nation (MFN) and competitor parity clauses by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), national competition authorities, and the European Commission. The panel will provide guidance on how to evaluate the antitrust ris... Read More

Speakers:  Dr. Alexander Rinne, Partner, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy Fiona A. Schaeffer, Partner, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Antitrust Concerns With Joint Ventures and Other Collaborations: Balancing Competitive vs....
Avoiding Liability for "Naked" Agreements, Ancillary Restraints, Collusion; Assessing the...
August 24, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will analyze the potential antitrust ramifications of joint ventures (JVs) and other collaborations between competitors and how to balance the pro-competitive efficiencies against the anti-competitive effects of a proposed JV. The panel will also discuss recent cases and agency guid... Read More

Speakers:  Karen Kazmerzak, Partner, Sidley Austin Howard M. Ullman, Of Counsel, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Avoiding Hub-and-Spoke Liability: Recent Antitrust Cases and Practical Advice for Vertical...
Distinguishing a Series of Independent Vertical and Horizontal Agreements From a Hub-and-S...
July 12, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will examine hub-and-spoke agreements in antitrust, and the fact scenarios that can give rise to hub-and-spoke claims. The panel will discuss when a "rim" - that is, a horizontal agreement among competitors - can be inferred from a series of what appear to be vertical agreements or... Read More

Speakers:  Robert B. Bell, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed William L. Monts, III, Partner, Hogan Lovells US

Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act: When Do U.S. Antitrust Laws Apply to Foreign Con...
Navigating the Applicability of the FTAIA's "Effects Test" to the Purchase of Foreign Comp...
June 22, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will examine recent developments regarding the application of the FTAIA and the limits of the reach of U.S. antitrust laws to foreign conduct. The panel will discuss lingering questions for courts and antitrust counsel after recent and significant FTAIA court decisions and best prac... Read More

Speakers:  Robert B. Bell, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed Leon B. Greenfield, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Jeffrey S. Jacobovitz, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory

Antitrust Risks for Trade Associations and Members: Ensuring Compliance Amid Intensive Fed...
Avoiding Civil Forfeitures, Treble Damages and Sanctions Due to Anti-Competitive Conduct
May 16, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar 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 ou... Read More

Speakers:  Stephen R. Chuk, Proskauer Rose Carl W. Hittinger, Partner, Baker & Hostetler Benjamin F. Holt, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Bundled Discounts and Antitrust Compliance Amid Inconsistent Court Treatment and Heightene...
April 27, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide antitrust counsel with an examination of the Department of Justice methods for analyzing bundled discounts and the conditions that trigger investigations. The panel will also discuss the split among the federal circuits and best practices for steering clear of antitrust... Read More

Speakers:  Lauren E. Battaglia, Esq., Hogan Lovells US James J. Long, Shareholder, Briggs & Morgan Michael B. Miller, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Antitrust Risks in E-Commerce Distribution: Avoiding RPM, MAP and Other Pitfalls in Online...
March 16, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will examine antitrust concerns for online retailers, distributors and manufacturers with direct to consumer e-commerce sales. The panel will also outline best practices to identify the potential for antitrust abuse and to avoid or minimize antitrust violations and liability. Read More

Speakers:  James F. Herbison, Partner, Winston & Strawn Jason C. Hicks, Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

Resale Price Maintenance: Minimizing Antitrust Risks
Structuring Pricing Agreements Amid Differing State, Federal and International Treatment o...
February 8, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will update counsel to businesses involved in assessing the validity of arrangements designed to influence resale prices on the differing treatment of RPM in state, federal and international jurisdictions. The panel will provide best practices for proceeding with such arrangements. Read More

Speakers:  Michael A. Lindsay, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney William L. Monts, III, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Competitor Information Sharing in Joint Ventures and Mergers: Minimizing Antitrust Risks
Avoiding Gun-Jumping and Other Restraints on Competition
January 10, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to antitrust practitioners on the potential liability risks competitors face when sharing information related to a joint venture or when considering a merger. The panel will offer insights and guidance from recent court rulings and government enforcement action... Read More

Speakers:  Karen Kazmerzak, Partner, Sidley Austin Meghan Rissmiller, Partner, Hogan Lovells Mary Lehner, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Crafting Divestiture Packages in M&A Transactions to Overcome Increased Antitrust Regulato...
November 16, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will prepare antitrust counsel and deal attorneys to withstand the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice's (DOJ) heightened focus on challenging mergers and acquisitions. The panel will offer their perspectives, experiences and practiced strategies for identifying... Read More

Speakers:  Allen R. Bachman, Partner, K&L Gates Carla A.R. Hine, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery Anthony W. Swisher, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Joint Bidding Arrangements With Competitors: Evaluating and Minimizing Antitrust Risks
Avoiding Bid Rigging Allegations and Violations Arising From Negotiations, Communications,...
June 28, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for antitrust practitioners on avoiding bid rigging allegations and violations in joint bidding arrangements for commercial contracts or proposals. The panelists will offer their insights and best practices for evaluating and minimizing antitrust risks in negot... Read More

Speakers:  Robert B. Bell, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed William L. Monts, III, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Discounted Pricing Clauses: Drafting Enforceable and Compliant Provisions After Collins
Utilizing Bundles, Minimum Requirements Clauses, and Tiered or Volume-Based Pricing Incent...
May 17, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This webinar will address potential pitfalls in drafting discounted pricing clauses in commercial contracts, particularly in light of the Sixth Circuit's decision in Collins Inkjet Corp. vs. Eastern Kodak, 14-3306 (6th Cir. 2015). The panel will review the efficacy of bundled pricing provisions, min... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas J. Collin, Partner, Thompson Hine Howard M. Ullman, Of Counsel, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Antitrust Challenges to Most Favored Nation and Competitor Parity Clauses in the U.S. and...
Assessing MFNs and Parity Provisions for Antitrust Vulnerabilities, Devising a Defensible...
April 28, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will analyze recent antitrust challenges to the use of most favored nation (MFN) and competitor parity clauses by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), national competition authorities and the European Commission. The panel will provide guidance on how to evaluate the antitrust risk... Read More

Speakers:  Justin Coombs, Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon Dr. Alexander Rinne, Partner, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy Fiona A. Schaeffer, Partner, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Antitrust Risks in E-Commerce Pricing and Distribution
Avoiding RPM, MFN and IMAP Pitfalls With Online Sales
March 24, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will examine the government's current enforcement activity regarding the pricing and distribution practices of retailers, distributors and manufacturers engaged in e-commerce, as well as recent private litigation. The panel will outline best practices for identifying unlawful vertic... Read More

Speakers:  Amanda Norris Ames, Esq., Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice James F. Herbison, Partner, Winston & Strawn Jason C. Hicks, Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

Intensified Resale Price Maintenance Enforcement in China, the EU and the US: Mitigating A...
Proactively Preparing for and Responding to Increased RPM Enforcement and Avoiding Costly...
January 14, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to antitrust counsel representing companies doing business in China and the EU on preparing for and responding to intensified enforcement of RPM and hub-and-spoke infringements in those jurisdictions. The panel will also discuss recent RPM enforcement in the US... Read More

Speakers:  Jan Blockx, Hogan Lovells International Meghan C. Edwards-Ford Rissmiller, Esq., Hogan Lovells Adrian Emch, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Surviving Antitrust Scrutiny of Non-HSR Reportable Transactions
Best Practices to Minimize DOJ, FTC and State AG Challenges and Gain Merger Clearance
November 18, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will examine the government's heightened antitrust scrutiny of non-Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) reportable transactions. The panel will explain proactive steps antitrust counsel should take throughout the merger transaction to assess and respond to antitrust risks and gain merger clearan... Read More

Speakers:  Laura Kam, Of Counsel, DLA Piper LLP (US) Mary Anne Mason, Partner, Crowell & Moring

Effective Antitrust Compliance Programs: Preventing Violations and Minimizing Penalties
Implementing Mechanisms to Detect Wrongdoing, Leveraging Compliance Programs in Investigat...
September 23, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will prepare antitrust attorneys to develop and implement compliance programs that foster the prevention and early detection of antitrust violations. The panel will also offer practical advice for leveraging effective compliance programs when responding to government investigations... Read More

Speakers:  Deirdre A. McEvoy, Counsel, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler Mark Rosman, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Douglas M. Tween, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Detecting Antitrust Red Flags in Business Dealings: Avoiding Costly Pitfalls
Identifying Potential Violations in Competitor, Supplier and Customer Interactions and Bus...
August 26, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will guide business counsel in identifying and proactively addressing potential antitrust red flags in business decisions involving competitors, suppliers and customers. Read More

Speakers:  Justin W. Bernick, Hogan Lovells US Jarod M. Bona, Founder, Bona Law Ryan W. Marth, Principal, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi

Antitrust Risk Allocation in Merger Agreements: Anticipating and Managing Risks of Deal De...
Negotiating Divestiture, Hell or High Water, and Reverse Breakup Fee Provisions; Navigatin...
July 29, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will guide counsel in assessing and allocating antitrust risks in merger agreements. The panel will examine commonly negotiated antitrust risk-shifting provisions and explain the legal implications of including risk-shifting provisions in the merger agreement when dealing with the a... Read More

Speakers:  Mark J. Botti, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) Keith A. Pagnani, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell Melissa Sawyer, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

Bundled Pricing and Loyalty Discounts: Navigating the Confusing Antitrust Standards
Avoiding Anticompetitive Conduct When Implementing Marketing and Pricing Strategies
June 24, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will examine the various standards the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and courts are applying in analyzing whether bundled pricing and loyalty discount programs enhance competition or are exclusionary. The panel will explain best practices for companies and their counsel to avoid... Read More

Speakers:  James J. Long, Shareholder, Briggs & Morgan Michael B. Miller, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Canada's New Anti-Spam Law and Other Advertising Laws: Compliance Strategies for U.S. and...
June 17, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will examine the latest developments in the enforcement and application of Canadian advertising laws, including a review of the new Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) that goes into effect July 1, 2014. The panel will discuss best practices for U.S. and Canadian advertisers and marketers... Read More

Speakers:  Anita Banicevic, Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg Mark C. Katz, Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg Christopher M. Loeffler, Kelley Drye & Warren

Antitrust Review of Multijurisdictional Mergers: Navigating Complex Clearance Requirements
Managing Cross-Border Pre-Merger Reviews Amid Overlapping Substantive and Procedural Regim...
March 13, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will guide counsel in conducting pre-closing antitrust reviews in multijurisdictional mergers. The panel will explain the complexities of the cross-border merger review process, review the growing use of antitrust cooperation arrangements between foreign competition authorities, and... Read More

Speakers:  James W. Lowe, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Hartmut Schneider, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Antitrust Risks of Association-Sponsored Market Research
Avoiding Compliance Pitfalls of Information Exchanges and Surveys
December 11, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will guide counsel on best practices to minimize the risks of antitrust liability with association-sponsored market research programs such as information exchanges and surveys. The panel will outline clear antitrust compliance considerations and measures when implementing market res... Read More

Speakers:  Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Partner, Venable Andrew E. Bigart, Venable

Mitigating Antitrust Risk in Most Favored Nation, Non-Discrimination and Anti-Steering Con...
August 29, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will focus on the practical implications of contracts that reference rivals and have most favored nation clauses (MFNs), non-discrimination clauses, and/or anti-steering provisions. The panel will identify what will trigger heightened antitrust scrutiny and provide practical tips fo... Read More

Speakers:  Allison F. Sheedy, Atty, Constantine Cannon Ronald Drennan, Chief, U.S. Department of Justice

Antitrust Compliance: Leveraging Lessons from the Apple Ruling to Mitigate Liability and D...
August 13, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will focus on practical antitrust compliance lessons from the federal court's U.S. v. Apple decision, including guidelines for supplier, distributor and competitor communications. The panel will outline best practices for antitrust compliance in light of the Apple ruling. Read More

Speakers:  Anthony W. Swisher, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs Christopher L. Sagers, Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

DOJ/FTC Merger Guidelines and Review Process
Practice Pointers and Lessons Learned From Antitrust Enforcement Trends
July 25, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with a review of current evaluation of mergers at antitrust enforcement agencies, focusing on how the merger guidelines are working in the real world and lessons from recent enforcement actions. Read More

Speakers:  Mark S. Ostrau, Partner, Fenwick & West James W. Lowe, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Non-HSR Reportable Transactions
Determining Merger Clearance Options, Conducting Antitrust Risk Assessment, and Minimizing...
June 5, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will examine the antitrust risks involved in non-HSR reportable transactions and the increased agency scrutiny. The panel will discuss early risk assessment and options for merger clearance and will offer strategies for reducing the likelihood of government investigations. Read More

Speakers:  Laura Kam, Of Counsel, DLA Piper LLP (US) Mary Anne Mason, Of Counsel, DLA Piper J. Robert Robertson, Partner, Hogan Lovells US

Antitrust Pitfalls for Manufacturer-Imposed Requirements
Structuring RPM Provisions and Overcoming Antitrust Risk in Territory and Customer Restric...
April 16, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide best practices to counsel for manufacturers and others in the distribution chain for developing reasonable price, territory and customer restrictions. The panel will give special consideration of resale price maintenance agreements in state, federal and international ju... Read More

Speakers:  Logan M. Breed, Partner, Hogan Lovells James M. Burns, Member, Dickinson Wright Adrian Emch, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Exclusionary Business Conduct Under Antitrust Laws
Navigating the Evolving Standards and Enforcement for Refusals to Deal, Predatory Pricing...
December 18, 2012 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with a review of recent antitrust regulatory enforcement and case law developments to analyze business practices at risk for being deemed anti-competitive violations of antitrust laws. Read More

Speakers:  Tyler A. Baker, Partner, Fenwick & West Glenn B. Manishin, Partner, Troutman Sanders Adam J. Di Vincenzo, Gibson Dunn

Antitrust Challenges in Hospital Mergers
Navigating FTC-DOJ Guidance and Regulatory Actions Given Conflict Between ACA Efficiency M...
October 2, 2012 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide antitrust counsel with a review of recent government scrutiny amidst an unprecedented wave of hospital mergers. The panel will analyze regulator investigation trends and official antitrust guidance and outline best practices to prepare counsel to structure deals for the... Read More

Speakers:  John J. Miles, Principal, Ober | Kaler Mary K. Marks, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig Michael S. McFalls, Partner, Ropes & Gray Robert F. Leibenluft, Partner, Hogan Lovells US

Joint Venture Formation: Avoiding Antitrust Liability
Assessing Risk, Negotiating Terms and Structuring the Entity to Minimize Antitrust Exposur...
July 11, 2012 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide antitrust counsel with a review of the current legal environment for joint ventures. The panel will offer best practices to counsel for negotiating and structuring arrangements between business entities that avoid antitrust violations. Read More

Speakers:  J. Brady Dugan, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Edward B. Schwartz, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson Anthony W. Swisher, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Tying Arrangements: Avoiding Antitrust Liability
Leveraging Market Power Arguments and Seller Defenses
May 1, 2012 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will offer guidance for antitrust counsel to sellers of technological or other bundles of products on avoiding antitrust violations, discuss approaches based on regulations and jurisprudence for sellers of all kinds, and will outline special considerations for intellectual property... Read More

Speakers:  Howard M. Ullman, Of Counsel, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe Kevin D. McDonald, Partner, Jones Day Thomas S. Hixson, Partner, Bingham McCutchen

Market Definition in Merger Review: Recent Developments
Best Practices to Address Market Definition and Respond to and Avoid Antitrust Violations
March 8, 2012 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to antitrust counsel on the role of market definition in merger review as well as agency and court treatment. The panel will offer best practices for addressing market definition in merger review and suits. Read More

Speakers:  Corey W. Roush, Partner, Hogan Lovells Logan M. Breed, Partner, Hogan Lovells James J. Tierney, Chief, Networks and Technology Enforcement Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Antitrust Internal Audits on Pricing, Distribution Practices, Competitor Collaborations an...
Managing the Audit Process, Mitigating Regulatory Sanctions, and Preserving Attorney-Clien...
December 13, 2011 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar 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 associatio... Read More

Speakers:  Richard J. Wegener, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron Douglas M. Tween, Partner, Baker & McKenzie John F. Collins, Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf

Hart-Scott-Rodino: 2011 Amendments to the Rules, Forms and Instructions
Navigating Complex Regulatory Requirements For Premerger Notifications
August 17, 2011 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will review the major changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Rules, Form and Instructions--and will discuss how those revisions will impact HSR and merger and acquisition advice from counsel on the new regulatory obligations for clients. Read More

Speakers:  Kathryn E. Walsh, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office of the Bureau of Competition Karen Berg, Staff Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office of the Bureau of Competition, Ellen M. Jakovic, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis Mary K. Marks, Special Counsel, Schulte Roth & Zabel Bruce Prager, Partner, Latham & Watkins Steven J. Cernak, General Motors Company

New DOJ Merger Remedies: Expanded Antitrust Enforcement Tools
Navigating Revised Guidance to Mitigate Anti-competitive Impact With Conduct and Structura...
July 19, 2011 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to companies contemplating or involved in mergers or acquisitions on the DOJ new merger remedies guide. The panel will offer best practices for evaluating, applying and implementing remedies that may allow a vertical or horizontal transaction to go... Read More

Speakers:  J. Robert Kramer, II, General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice Joseph G. Krauss, Partner, Hogan Lovells Michael H. Knight, Partner, Jones Day

Antitrust Liability in Mergers and Acquisitions: Assessing and Allocating Risk
Structuring Risk-Shifting and Sharing Provisions in M&A Agreements
May 24, 2011 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel to assess antitrust implications in merger and acquisition deals and evaluate the use of risk-shifting and risk-sharing devices. The panel will discuss recent cases and transactions, illustrating the potential impact of risk-shifting and risk-sharing... Read More

Speakers:  Mark J. Botti, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Lynda K. Marshall, Partner, Hogan Lovells Suzanne E. Wachsstock, Chief Antitrust Counsel, American Express

Avoiding Antitrust Violations In Employment Recruiting
Leveraging Guidance on Non-Solicitation Agreements from Recent DOJ Consent Decree
February 3, 2011 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to antitrust and employment counsel from the recent investigation and consent decree by the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, stemming from alleged antitrust violations in recruiting. The panel will offer strategies to avoid antitrust issues in employm... Read More

Speakers:  David T. Blonder, Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Logan M. Breed, Attorney, Hogan Lovells Molly S. Boast, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Matters, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Overhauled Horizontal Merger Guidelines: Operating Within the New Antitrust Framework
Preparing for Heightened FTC and DOJ Review and Data Requirements
October 14, 2010 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will explain the practical impact of the newly revised horizontal merger guidelines for companies. The panel will outline key changes and offer tips for companies and counsel for navigating the new antitrust enforcement environment. Read More

Speakers:  Anthony W. Swisher, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Gregory Vistnes, Vice President, Charles River Associates Michael H. Byowitz, Partner, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Truncated Rule of Reason Analysis in Antitrust Representations
Strategies for Applying the Test Following the FTC’s Realcomp II Decision
September 21, 2010 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for companies involved in competitor collaborations or Section 1 investigations for applying the truncated rule of reason analysis, including the plaintiffs' burden of proof and available defenses. Read More

Speakers:  Geoffrey D. Oliver, Partner, Jones Day David L. Meyer, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Competitor Collaborations After American Needle v. NFL
Avoiding Antitrust Violations in Joint Ventures with Competitors
July 21, 2010 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar 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 wi... Read More

Speakers:  Robert Schlossberg, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Robert B. Bell, Partner, Kaye Scholer William L. Monts, III, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Horizontal Merger Guidelines: Operating Within the New Antitrust Framework
Preparing for Increased FTC and DOJ Review and Data Requirements
July 1, 2010 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will offer guidance to companies and counsel on the practical impact of the proposed horizontal merger guidelines. The panel will outline the key changes and offer tips for navigating the new antitrust enforcement environment. Read More

Speakers:  Clifford H Aronson, Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom Joseph G. Krauss, Partner, Hogan Lovells Michael H. Knight, Partner, Jones Day

Minimizing Antitrust Risks in Non-Reportable Acquisitions
Lessons Learned from Agency Challenges of Consummated Deals
May 19, 2010 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will prepare companies and counsel to identify and allocate antitrust risks in non-reportable acquisitions. The panel will discuss lessons from recent agency enforcement, analyze whether and when to approach the agencies, offer litigation strategies, and outline best practices for n... Read More

Speakers:  Joseph G. Krauss, Partner, Hogan & Hartson Robert Bell, Partner, Kaye Scholer Robert Schlossberg, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Joint Ventures: Avoiding Antitrust Liability After JV is Established
Lessons Learned from Twombly, Dagher, Copperweld and Starr
April 7, 2010 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for businesses engaged in joint ventures to avoid antitrust liability after the JV formation. The panel will discuss the implications of key recent court decisions and offer best practices for companies and counsel in operating and managing joint ventures. Read More

Speakers:  Mark J. Botti, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Joseph Miller, Assistant Chief of the Litigation I Section of the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice William L. Monts, Partner, Hogan & Hartson

Price Discrimination in a Bid Market: Feesers v. Michael Foods
Avoiding Competitive Injury Risks Under Robinson-Patman
March 10, 2010 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will discuss steps that companies and counsel should take to implement price discounting processes that avoid antitrust liability under the Robinson-Patman Act, particularly in light of the Third Circuit's game-changing decision in Feesers v. Michael Foods. Read More

Speakers:  Robert A. Lipstein, Partner, Crowell & Moring Mark J. Botti, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Private Antitrust Litigation on the Rise
Strategies for Addressing Parallel Proceedings, Defending Claims, and Minimizing Damages
February 10, 2010 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will review the current state of private antitrust litigation, the courts' treatment of Twombly pleading requirements, and emerging litigation trends. The panel will outline effective strategies for defenses and remedies -- and how to minimize the risks of private antitrust litigati... Read More

Speakers:  William L. Monts, Partner, Hogan & Hartson Jeffrey Blumenfeld, Partner, Crowell & Moring C. Fairley Spillman, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Leveraging Section 363 in Mergers and Acquisitions
Analyzing the Evolving Risks and Benefits of Buying and Selling Distressed Assets
December 2, 2009 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE seminar will discuss strategies for counsel involved in Section 363 sales and acquisitions, including a thorough briefing of the evolving risks and benefits and best practices for executing a distressed company M&A deal. Read More

Speakers:  Robert L. Eisenbach, III, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish Jennifer Fonner DiNucci, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish

Resale Price Maintenance and the Emerging Leegin Backlash
Avoiding Anti-Competitive Conduct in an Uncertain Legal Environment
October 14, 2009 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This seminar will review federal, state and international antitrust laws, regulations and court decisions on resale price maintenance (RPM) since the Leegin decision. The panel will provide their perspectives on the rule of reason analysis and how to use pricing agreements in the current legal envir... Read More

Speakers:  Alan M. Barr, Deputy Chief of the Antitrust Division, Office of the Attorney General, State of Maryland Lynda K. Marshall, Partner, Hogan & Hartson Robert A. Lipstein, Partner, Crowell & Moring

Heightened Antitrust Enforcement: New Emphasis, New Risks
Sharpening Compliance to Withstand Tougher DOJ Scrutiny
August 25, 2009 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This seminar will examine the current antitrust enforcement environment, highlighting emerging risks for businesses. The panel will outline strategies for counsel to ensure compliance with antitrust laws and new enforcement measures. Read More

Speakers:  J. Brady Dugan, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Stephen B. Donovan, Chief Counsel - Antitrust, International Paper Henry Thaggert, Senior Counsel, Antitrust, Northrop Grumman Mark R. Rosman, Assistant Chief, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Antitrust Enforcement for Single Firm Conduct: Sweeping Changes Under Way
New Strategies for Complying With Section 2 of the Sherman Act
August 6, 2009 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This seminar will discuss the changes to antitrust enforcement signaled by the new administration. The panel will provide their perspectives for pricing and distribution practices, among others, going forward and will outline steps for companies and counsel to stay in compliance with antitrust law. Read More

Speakers:  Janet L. McDavid, Partner, Hogan & Hartson Deborah A. Garza, Partner, Covington & Burling Marc G. Schildkraut, Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf Steven C. Salop, Senior Consultant, CRA International

Antitrust Merger Clearance Strategies
Acquisitions and Financial Restructurings of Distressed Companies Under Hart-Scott-Rodino
July 21, 2009 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This seminar will review the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and its provisions specific to bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy acquisitions involving distressed companies, available defenses for merger clearance, and strategies for merger approval during the economic crisis. Read More

Speakers:  Sharis Pozen, Chief of Staff and Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice Janet L. McDavid, Partner, Hogan & Hartson Kathryn E. Walsh, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office of the Bureau of Competition David T. Blonder, Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Avoiding Antitrust Violations in Competitor Collaborations
Lessons From FTC/DOJ Enforcement Actions and Litigation
May 28, 2009 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This seminar will discuss when and how competitor collaborations will be subject to government antitrust investigations -- and private litigation. The panel will offer their perspectives on best practices for planning and operating ventures with competitors. Read More

Speakers:  Philip C. Larson, Partner, Hogan Lovells Gary P. Zanfagna, Associate General Counsel and Chief Antitrust Counsel, Honeywell International MJ Moltenbrey, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

E-Discovery in Antitrust Lawsuits and FTC/DOJ Investigations
Managing and Producing Electronic Information Under the Amended Federal Rules
March 25, 2009 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This seminar will examine the federal rules amendments on e-discovery and offer best practices for counsel involved in antitrust litigation and FTC and DOJ investigations. Read More

Speakers:  Michael G. Van Arsdall, Counsel, Crowell & Moring Megan E. Jones, Partner, Hausfeld

Antitrust Pitfalls in Internet Distribution
Minimizing Antitrust Risks in Manufacturer-Retailer E-Commerce Competition
February 24, 2009 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This seminar will examine antitrust concerns for retailers, distributors and manufacturers with regard to Internet distribution with direct to consumer e-commerce sales. The seminar will review best practices to identify the potential for antitrust abuse and to avoid or minimize antitrust violations... Read More

Speakers:  Lynda K. Marshall, Partner, Hogan & Hartson Robert M. Lindquist, Vice-President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Ingram Micro

Single-Firm Conduct: Mastering New DOJ Enforcement Guidance to Avoid Antitrust Violations
Navigating the Conflicting DOJ and FTC Standards
November 25, 2008 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

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Speakers:  Janet L. McDavid, Partner, Hogan & Hartson Charles T. (Chris) Compton, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Kyle Andeer, Attorney Advisor to Commissioner Thomas Rosch, Federal Trade Commission Joseph G. Krauss, Partner, Hogan & Hartson

Antitrust Risks in Patent Pools and SSOs
Avoiding Price Fixing, Exclusionary Conduct
September 23, 2008 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

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Speakers:  Carl W. Hittinger, Partner, DLA Piper Erica S. Mintzer, Counsel, Hogan & Hartson Jeffrey Blumenfeld, Partner, Crowell & Moring

The New Antitrust Law in China
What U.S. Companies and Investors Must Do Now
July 1, 2008 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

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Speakers:  Jun Wei, Partner, Hogan & Hartson Yee Wah Chin, Of Counsel, Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti Paul D. Jones, Principal, Jones & Co.

Price Discounting and Antitrust Liability
Staying Competitive Within Robinson–Patman's Discrimination Restrictions
May 22, 2008 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

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Speakers:  Mark S. Ostrau, Partner, Fenwick & West Reginald D. Steer, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Deborah Salzberger, Stikeman Elliott

Understanding the New Antitrust Law in China
Implications for U.S. Companies and Investors
October 25, 2007 CLE

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Speakers:  William Blumenthal, General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission Stuart M. Chemtob, Special Counsel for International Trade, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division Paul D. Jones, Principal,, Jones & Co., Jun Wei, Partner, Hogan & Hartson

Implications of EU Regulators' Decision in Microsoft
Understanding the Significant Impact on Antitrust and IP Practices
October 11, 2007 CLE

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Speakers:  Per Hellstroem, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission Nick Banasevic, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission Mike Knight, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish Dieter Paemen, Counsel, Clifford Chance Thomas Vinje, Partner, Clifford Chance Carl Shapiro, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, UC Berkeley Craig Waldman, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish Karen Cottle, General Counsel, Adobe Systems

Identifying Exclusionary Conduct
Where are the Boundaries for Anti-Competitive Activity?
August 22, 2007 CLE

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Speakers:  Tyler A. Baker, Partner, Fenwick & West Aton Arbisser, Partner, Kaye Scholer Gregory J. Casas, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Leegin Creative Leather Products v. PSKS
Understanding Minimum Manufacturers Resale Pricing In Light of New Supreme Court Decision
July 31, 2007 CLE

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Speakers:  Janet L. McDavid, Partner, Hogan & Hartson Joshua Lipton, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Washington, D.C. Kenneth G. Elzinga, Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics, University of Virginia

Merger Approval in the U.S. and Europe
Strategies for Successfully Dealing with Antitrust Authorities on Both Sides of the Pond
July 18, 2007 CLE

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Speakers:  Mark J. Botti, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Julian Ellison, Managing Partner, Ashurst, Brussels Mike Knight, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish

Bell Atlantic v. Twombly Aftermath
Antitrust Pleadings: Supreme Court Sets New Standard
June 27, 2007 CLE

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Speakers:  Mark J. Botti, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Scott A. Stempel, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius John L. Longstreth, Partner, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis

Tying Arrangements and Exclusive Dealing
Avoiding Antitrust Liability After Illinois Tools Works
April 25, 2007 CLE

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Speakers:  Kevin McDonald, Partner, Jones Day Thomas Donovan, Partner, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis Susan Henley Manning, Managing Director, COMPASS

Reverse Payment Settlements
Restraint of Trade or Legitimate Contract? Unraveling the FTC, DOJ and Federal Court Confl...
March 8, 2007 CLE

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Speakers:  Michael A. O'Shea, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Kevin McDonald, Partner, Jones Day Susan Creighton, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Noerr Pennington Doctrine: Understanding the FTC Report
Preserving Immunity and Avoiding Costly Mistakes
February 8, 2007 CLE

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Speakers:  John T. Delacourt, Special Counsel, Kelley Drye Collier Shannon Christopher J. Kelly, Partner, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw Daniel McInnis, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld