19th Annual Antitrust Symposium

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The George Mason Law Review, in partnership with the Law and Economics Center, proudly presents:

The 19th Annual Antitrust Symposium

Antitrust in an Interconnected World

Thursday, February 18, 2016


This symposium will focus on the unique challenges in competition and antitrust law arising from and existing within the interconnectedness of jurisdictions around the world. Panels will discuss the intersection of antitrust and privacy regulations, the global Google investigations, GUPPIs and a Safe Harbor standard, and extraterritoriality concerns.


Expert panelists and speakers will present viewpoints of both domestic and international antitrust regimes. The symposium will feature a morning keynote conversation moderated by Terry Calvani, Of Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer LLP, and a lunch keynote delivered by William E. Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law; Director, Competition Law Center, George Washington University Law School.




Charles River Associates


The 19th Annual Law Review is sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Charles River Associates.




8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast


8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction


8:35 a.m. – 9:30 a.m:  Opening Keynote: Due Process


Commentator: Terry Calvani, Of Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, Jr., Frank Montag, Randolph W. Tritell, Joshua D. Wright


9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.:  Panel One: Google: Global Antitrust Investigations

Moderator: Geoffrey A. Manne
Panelists: Seth Bloom, Andrea Renda, Michael A. Salinger, Daniel Sokol


11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:  Panel Two: Extraterritoriality Concerns: FTAIA

Moderator: Douglas H. Ginsburg, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
Megan E. Jones, Kristen C. Limarzi, Jeanne Pratt, Robert D. Wick


12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Lunch and Lunch Keynote

Speaker: William E. Kovacic


2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: GUPPI and the Safe Harbor?

Moderator: Thomas A. Lambert

Deborah Feinstein, Joanna Tsai, Robert D. Willig, Paul L. Yde


3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: Panel Four: Antitrust Lessons for Privacy Regulators
Moderator: Daniel P. O’Brien
James C. Cooper, Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Darren S. Tucker, Keith Waehrer


4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks


5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception


Past Antitrust Symposia: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 201520162017, 2018