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Jan 29

Obama Administration Antitrust Policy: A Report Card

8:30 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 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

9:10 a.m. - Opening Keynote Remarks: “Grading Obama’s Antitrust Policy”
William Kovacic, Former Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, and Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

9:45 a.m. Panel I – The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Susan Creighton, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and former Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Joshua Wright, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Dr. Jeffrey Eisenach, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, and former Chief of Staff to Federal Trade Commission Chairman James C. Miller III – Moderator

11:00 a.m. - Break

11:15 a.m. Panel II – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
Thomas Barnett, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP and former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ
J. Mark Gidley, Partner, White & Case LLP, and former Acting Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ
The Honorable Douglas Ginsburg, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; and former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ
James Rill, Senior Counsel, Baker & Botts LLP, former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ, and former ABA Antitrust Section Chief
Hill Wellford, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and former Chief of Staff, Antitrust Division, DOJ – Moderator

12:30 p.m. - Lunch

1:30 p.m. - Panel III – Antitrust Abroad
Damien Geradin, Professor of Law, Tiburg University and George Mason University School of Law, and Founder and Managing Director, EDGE | Legal Thinking
Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, Jr., Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ
James Rill, Senior Counsel, Baker & Botts LLP, former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, DOJ, and former ABA Antitrust Section Chief
Bilal Sayyed, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and former Attorney-Advisor to the FTC Chairman – Moderator

2:45 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

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