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PLI's Antitrust Institute 2017: Developments & Hot Topics

Monday, April 17, 2017 - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

12:00 AM BST - 12:00 AM BST

New York

This year’s Institute will examine recent developments in several key areas of antitrust 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 U.S. price discrimination laws; and the strategies and priorities of the antitrust enforcers, including increased cooperation among U.S. 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-U.S. enforcement priorities

  • Recent developments in Robinson-Patman law on price and non-price discrimination

  • Developments evidenced in DOJ and FTC review of recent mergers

  • Antitrust compliance and ethics

  • International developments for global industries


Heather S. Tewksbury ~ Partner, WilmerHale


Harvey M. Applebaum ~ Covington & Burling LLP

Theodore L. Banks ~ President, Compliance & Competition Consultants, LLC, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC

Holly A. House ~ Litigation Partner, Paul Hastings LLP

Gil Ohana ~ Senior Director, Antitrust and Competition, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Daniel G. Swanson ~ Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Robert P. Taylor ~ RPT Legal Strategies PC

Monday, April 17, 2017 at 1:15PMEvolving Standards on Resale Price Maintenance, Tying and Other Vertical Restraints

  • Practice tips and advice and discussion of recent cases

  • Is the “agreement” requirement still relevant for RPM exposure?

  • Counseling in light of Leegin and competing state standards

  • Minimum advertised price programs

  • Dual distribution

  • Addressing Internet sales issues

  • Tying after Independent Ink and Microsoft

  • Special considerations in aftermarkets

  • The reemergence of exclusive dealing liability

  • Current government enforcement efforts and inconsistencies

Speakers: Holly A. House

PLI New York Seminar Location1177 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd floorEntrance on 45th StreetNew York, NY 10036

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