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Jan 26

Antitrust Policy for a New Administration



NOTE - this program was originally scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. but has been delayed to start at 10:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – Registration

10:30 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

10:40 a.m. – Opening Keynote Remarks: “The Next Administration’s Antitrust Policy”

William Kovacic, Former Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, and Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

11:30 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
William (Bill) Blumenthal, Partner, Sidley & Austin, and former FTC General Counsel
Dr. Jeffrey Eisenach, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, and former Chief of Staff to Federal Trade Commission Chairman James C. Miller III – Moderator

12:45 p.m. – Lunch

1:45 p.m. – Panel II – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ)

Thomas Barnett, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP and former 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
Stephen Weissman, Partner, Baker Botts, and former Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition, FTC
Noah Blumfield, Partner, White & Case LLP
Hill Wellford, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and former Chief of Staff, Antitrust Division, DOJ – Moderator

3:00 p.m. – Break

3:15 p.m. – Panel III – Antitrust Abroad

Jennifer Driscoll, Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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

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

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