WilmerHale Partner Molly Boast is a featured speaker at this event and will be presenting on a panel titled "Antitrust Implications of Participating in Price Reporting, Benchmarking and other Collaborative Industry Organizations," which will answer the following questions:
- What are the practical implications for companies that participate in price reporting, benchmarking and other collaborative industry organizations considering, on the one hand, the increasing scrutiny placed on such organizations by antitrust authorities (e.g., LIBOR investigation, Platts investigation, etc.), and, on the other hand, the decision in In Re Libor?
- Are allegations of conspiracies and/or unilateral market manipulation concerning information reporting to price reporting or cooperative organizations properly the subject of antitrust?
- What are the possible economic approaches for calculating damages in cases where (1) "price fixing" does not involve products, and (2) the question of whether claimants have suffered damages is ambiguous (i.e., some potential claimants will have benefited from rate fixing)?
- What are the compliance “best practices” for companies that participate in price reporting, benchmarking and other industry collaborations?