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Fordham University Competition Law Institute

For 45 years, the Fordham University Law Institute has presented the annual International Antitrust Law and Policy Conference, which is widely recognized as one of the premier events in the field.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

The workshop features economic experts and leading antitrust practitioners speaking on key topics and include a networking luncheon.

Morning Session: Sponsored by Compass Lexcon
Merger Remedies and What Can We Learn from Merger Retrospectives?

Afternoon Session: Sponsored by The Brattle Group
The AMEX Decision and Structural Modeling and Antitrust

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Thursday – Friday, 6 – 7 September 2018

Day 1 | 8:45 a.m. – 4:40 p.m., reception immediately following
Day 2 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Join antitrust agency heads, senior officials from antitrust authorities, leading attorneys from law firms and in-house legal departments, academics, and students of competition law from around the globe for one of the premier international conferences in antitrust law and policy. This year’s panel discussions will address antitrust and populism, merger enforcement around the globe, emerging issues in competition law and health care, vertical restraints, and managing multijurisdictional risks and issues. A networking luncheon and reception take place on Thursday.

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Introductions and Welcome

James Keyte, FCLI Director and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group

Keynote Remarks

Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice

Johannes Laitenberger, Director-General of DG Competition, EU Commission
Panel 1—Antitrust and Populism

MODERATOR: Carl Shapiro, Professor of the Graduate School at the Haas School of Business and the Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley

PANELISTS: Eleanor M. Fox, Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law, Herbert Hovenkamp, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School and The Wharton School, Frédéric Jenny, Chair, OECD Competition Committee; Professor, ESSEC Business School, Joseph Stiglitz, Chief Economist, The Roosevelt Institute, University Professor, Columbia University 

Networking Lunch: Sponsored by EE&MC GmbH  
Panel 2— All Things Vertical: Divergence or Convergence?

MODERATOR: Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, Senior Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

PANELISTS: Jean-François Bellis, Managing Partner, Van Bael & Bellis, Jamillia P. Ferris, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Isabelle de Silva, President, French Competition Authority, Nils Wahl, Advocate General, Court of Justice of the European Union
Panel 3—Emerging Issues in Competition Law and Health Care

MODERATOR: D. Daniel Sokol, Research Foundation Professor, Levin College of Law, University of Florida, Senior Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goordich & Rosati

PANELISTS: Reiko Aoki, Commissioner, Japan Fair Trade Commission, Fiona Carlin, Managing Partner, European and Competition Law Practice; Chair, Global and Antitrust Law Practice, Baker McKenzie, Scott Hemphill, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, Steven C. Sunshine, Partner and Head of Global Antitrust/Competition Group, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Reception: Sponsored by Kirkland and Ellis



9–9:10 a.m. James Keyte, FCLI Director and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group

Keynote Remarks
Andrea Coscelli,
Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority
Maureen Ohlhausen , Immediate Past Chairman, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Panel 1—Merger Enforcement Around the Globe

MODERATOR: Deborah Feinstein, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
PANELISTS: John Davies, Partner, Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Deringer, D. Bruce Hoffman, Director, Bureau of Competition, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Carles Esteva Mosso, Deputy Director-General, EU Commission, Howard Shelanski, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Professor of Law, Georgetown University

Panel 2— Managing Multijurisdictional Risks and Issues: A Dialouge with In-House Counsel and Enforcers

MODERATOR: Sharis Pozen, Vice President, Global Competition Law and Policy, General Electric Company
PANELISTS: John Blood, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Anheuser-Busch, Joao Paulo de Resende, Commissioner, CADE, Gail Levine, Head of U.S. Regulatory Affairs, Uber, Andreas Mundt, President, Buneskartellamt

Closing Remarks
William Kovacic,
Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy and Director of the Competition Law Center, The George Washington University

Conference Adjourns

CLE Credit

CLE credits are approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for transitional and nontransitional professional practice credit, as detailed below.

  • Conference: maximum of 10.5 credit hours
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop: maximum of 4.5 credit hours


General Attorneys + Professionals

  • Conference only: $1500
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop only: $750
  • Combo — Conference + Economics Workshop: $1750


Government Employees + Academics

  • Conference only: $500
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop only: $100
  • Combo — Conference + Economics Workshop: $550


In-House Counsel + Newly Admitted Attorneys

  • Free


For more information about the 2018 events, please email the conference staff.

Contact Us

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Email: fcli@fordham.edu

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