ABA Section of Antitrust Spring Meeting

Josh Wright —  18 March 2011

The 59th Annual Section of Antitrust Spring Meeting is coming up March 30th to April 1.  For those who have not yet had the opportunity to attend and will be in DC or can make it — its a great event and I highly recommend it.  If you are a law student interested in attending the meeting it is also a fabulous idea to attend.   Along those lines, I will be part of the Antitrust Fundamentals faculty on Wednesday morning along with Professor Andrew Gavil (Howard), Elizabeth Kraus (FTC), and John Scribner (Weil Gotshal).

The meeting announcement and some highlights throughout the week are below the fold.

The Spring Meeting programming covers cutting-edge antitrust and consumer protection issues featuring a faculty of government enforcers and leading practitioners, corporate in-house counsel, and economists and academics from around the globe.  To best meet your needs, the program is organized to offer separate tracks for sessions covering international issues, litigation, and consumer protection.  There is sure to be something of interest for everyone, from the least to most experienced lawyers.

Tuesday preconference activities include:

  • Register early and avoid the Wednesday morning lines
  • Barristers Reception for those in practice 10 years or less
  • Reception for In-house Counsel
  • Reception for International Enforcers

Wednesday highlights include:

  • Fundamentals of antitrust, consumer protection and antitrust economics.
  • Breakfast with the Deputy Assistant Attorney Generals of the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
  • The Spring Luncheon (limited availability)
  • Committee Connection Welcome Reception where all can visit with the leaders of the committees that do the Section’s work

Thursday highlights include:

  • Breakfast with the State Antitrust Enforcers
  • The Chair’s Showcase
  • A mock jury trial featuring some of the country’s most experienced antitrust litigators, offering an opportunity to witness jury deliberations and ask questions of mock jurors.
  • Spring Dinner (limited availability)

Friday highlights include:

  • Breakfast with the Bureau Directors from the Federal Trade Commission
  • The traditional “Roundtable Conference” in which top antitrust enforcement officials engage in a wide-ranging, spirited discussion of current “hot” topics