Fordham University School of Law will hold its 43rd Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy on September 22-23, 2016, at Fordham Law School in New York City. The topic will be the future of antitrust in Asia. There also will be a pre-conference antitrust economics workshop on September 21.

The conference will begin with introductions and a welcome led by James Keyte, an adjunct professor at Fordham Law and a partner at Skadden Arps. Keynote remarks will be delivered by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez; Johannes Laitenberger, Director-General of DG Competition, EU Commission; Renata B. Hesse, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, and former FTC Chairman and current-George Washington University Professor William E. Kovacic .

The topic for the first panel will be “Antitrust and Intellectual Property in Asia: Convergence?” The moderator is H. Stephen Harris Jr. Following a networking lunch, the second panel will be “International Antitrust Cooperation in Today’s Multicultural Environment.” The panel moderator is FTC Office of International Affairs Director Randy Tritell.

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Hesse will offer her keynote remarks on Friday morning. The first panel of the day will be on the topic “China Antitrust Enforcement Today and in the Future.” Former FTC Chairman Kovacic will moderate. Sharis Pozen, former Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division and current-Vice President of Global Competition and Antitrust, General Electric, will lead an in-house panel, considering “The China Challenge.”

Antitrust Economics Workshop. Prior to the start of the 2016 Conference, there will be a daylong antitrust economics workshop on September 21, which will combine role-play simulations, mini-lectures, and Q&A sessions to cover the critical issues practitioners need to know about hiring, preparing, and working with economic experts from the beginning of a case through trial. The workshop will feature economic experts and leading antitrust practitioners who will cover a range of key topics, including:

  • choosing and hiring an economic expert;
  • making sure the expert has the right staff support;
  • understanding the case: the intersection of law, facts, and economics;
  • working with the expert as s/he writes an expert report;
  • preparing the expert for deposition;
  • dealing with Daubert challenges;
  • prepping the expert for direct and cross examination;
  • preparing trail demonstratives; and
  • succeeding at trial.

Registration is available online for the Antitrust Economics Workshop and 43rd Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy.


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