PLI's Antitrust Institute 2016: Developments & Hot Topics

PLI's Antitrust Institute 2016: Developments & Hot Topics

Speaking Engagement

This year's institute will examine developments in several key areas of antitrust—with emphasis on fundamentals and current developments—reflected in recent decisions as well as vigorous enforcement in the US and around the world. Panels or nationally known practitioners and senior government enforcement officials will report on and explore developments in competitor relationships, including cartels and other per se antitrust violations as well as the antitrust implications of joint ventures and other competitor collaborations; the legality of various vertical restraints on customers and suppliers; current merger analysis and enforcement; standards for compliance with US price discrimination laws; and the strategies and priorities of the antitrust enforcers, including increased cooperation among US and foreign competition authorities.

What You Will Learn

  • Recent decisions addressing:
    • Standards for per se and rule of reason analysis 
    • Conspiracy law and competitor relationships 
    • Joint ventures and other business collaborations 
    • Resale price maintenance, tying and bundling arrangements, monopolization, and attempted monopolization 
    • Mergers, acquisitions and similar combinations 
    • Trade associations, standard-setting and industry cooperation 
    • Intersection of Intellectual Property and Antitrust law 
  • Current federal, state and non-US enforcement priorities
  • Interactive refresher on Robinson-Patman principles and developments in the law of price and promotional benefits discrimination
  • DOJ and FTC review of recent mergers, such as Anthem/Cigna and AT&T/DirecTV 
  • Antitrust compliance and ethics 
  • International developments for global industries 

WilmerHale Partner Heather Tewksbury will moderate the panel "Dealing with Enforcement Issues and Opportunities."

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