Trump Antitrust Policy after One Year

Event Crime and Justice

January 23, 2018 Trump Antitrust Policy after One Year

The Trump Administration has brought leadership changes at the two federal antitrust agencies, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission.

How have these changes affected the antitrust review of mergers and business conduct, the treatment of regulations and intellectual property, and international cooperation? Joyce N. Boghosian/ZUMA Press/Newscom

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Live Streamed

The Heritage Foundation

Allison Auditorium

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

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Agenda

09:30 a.m. Registration

 

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

 

Alden Abbott, Deputy Director, and the John, Barbara, and Victoria Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, the Heritage Foundation

 

10:10 a.m. Opening Keynote Remarks: “Trump Administration Antitrust Policy after One Year”

 

William Kovacic, Former Chairman, Federal Trade Commission,

and Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

 

11:00 a.m. Panel I – The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

 

Bruce Hoffman, Acting Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission

Susan Creighton, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and former Director, Bureau of Competition, FTC

William (Bill) Blumenthal, Partner, Sidley & Austin, and former FTC General Counsel

Alexander (Alex) Okuliar, Partner, Orrick

Dr. Jeffrey Eisenach, Managing Director, NERA Economic Consulting, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, and former Chief of Staff to FTC Chairman James C. Miller III – Moderator

 

12:30 p.m. Lunch

 

1:30 p.m. Panel II – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ)

 

Andrew Finch, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ

Thomas Barnett, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP and former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ

Eric Grannon, Partner, White & Case LLP, and former Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ

Stephen Weissman, Partner, Baker Botts, and former Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition, FTC

Hill Wellford, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and former Chief of Staff, Antitrust Division, DOJ – Moderator

 

3:00 p.m. Panel III – International Antitrust Policy

 

The Honorable Douglas Ginsburg, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; Professor of Law,

Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ

Roger Alford, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust (International), DOJ

Michael Egge, Partner and Co-Chair, Global Antitrust & Competition Practice, Latham & Watkins LLP

James Rill, Senior Counsel, Baker Botts LLP; former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ;

and former Chairman, American Bar Association Antitrust Section

Koren Wong-Ervin, Director of IP and Competition Policy, Qualcomm, Inc., and former Director, Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Bilal Sayyed, Counsel, Cadwalader, and former Attorney-Advisor to FTC Chairman Timothy Muris – Moderator

 

4:30 p.m. Closing Comments

 

Alden Abbott, Deputy Director, and the John, Barbara, and Victoria Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow,

Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Description

The Trump Administration has brought leadership changes at the two federal antitrust agencies, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission. How have these changes affected the antitrust review of mergers and business conduct, the treatment of regulations and intellectual property, and international cooperation? Our panels of top antitrust officials from the current and former Administrations will address these topics, which will have major implications for businesses and the economy, here and abroad.