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Jan 24

Antitrust Policy for a New Administration

A Trump Administration will bring major leadership changes at the two federal antitrust agencies, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission. Will this usher in major changes in 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 recent Administrations will address these topics, which will influence business plans here and abroad.

AGENDA

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)

Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Commissioner, 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
William MacLeod, Partner, Kelley Drye, and Chair, ABA Antitrust Section
Dr. Jeffrey Eisenach, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, and former Chief of Staff to FTC 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
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
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. - Break

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

Jennifer Driscoll, Member, ABA International Task Force
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, McDermott Will & Emery, 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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