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Public Hearings

Single-Firm Conduct and Antitrust Law

March 2007 Agenda

The Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cohosted hearings on single-firm conduct and antitrust law in 2006 and 2007.

For more information, consult the hearings information page or contact the Legal Policy Section at singlefirmconduct@usdoj.gov.


March 7: Monopoly Power

The sessions will be held at the FTC’s Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., Conference Room C.

9:30 a.m.–
12:00 p.m.

Morning Session

Andrew I. Gavil, Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law (Biography)

Richard J. Gilbert, Professor of Economics and Chair of the Berkeley Competition Policy Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (Biography)

Michael L. Katz, Holds the Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership at the Haas School of Business, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (Biography)

Philip B. Nelson, Principal at Economists Inc. and former Assistant Director for Competition Analysis at the Federal Trade Commission (Biography)

Joseph J. Simons, Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and former Director for the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission (Biography)

Lawrence J. White, Arthur E. Imperatore Professor of Economics at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (Biography)

  • Market Power and Market Definition in Monopolization Cases: A Paradigm Is Missing (Presentation, Paper)
2:00 p.m.–
4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session

Simon Bishop, Partner and Co-founder of RBB Economics. (Biography)

Thomas G. Krattenmaker, Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Biography)

Miguel de la Mano, Member of the Chief Economist Team at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission. (Biography)

Joe Sims, Partner at Jones Day and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (Biography)

Irwin M. Stelzer, Director of Economic Policy Studies and a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute (Biography)

Participant presentations and session transcript for March 7

March 8: Monopoly Power

The session will be held at the FTC’s Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., Conference Room C.

9:30 a.m.–
12:00 p.m.

Andrew Chin, Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law. (Biography)

Robert H. Lande, Venable Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law (Biography)

Richard Schmalensee, John C. Head III Dean and Professor of Economics and Management at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biography)

Alan H. Silberman, Partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP. (Biography)

Michael A. Williams, Director at the ERS Group (Biography)

Participant presentations and session transcript for March 8

March 28: Remedies

9:30 a.m.–
12:00 p.m.

Morning Session: The Objectives and Goals of Remedies in Section 2 Cases

Robert W. Crandall, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution (Biography)

David A. Heiner, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Antitrust at Microsoft Corporation (Biography)

Per Hellström, Chief of Unit C-3 at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition (Biography)

Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (Biography)

1:30 p.m.–
4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session: Structural Versus Conduct Remedies

Richard A. Epstein, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Faculty Director for Curriculum, and the Director of the Law and Economics Program at University of Chicago Law School (Biography)

Franklin M. Fisher, the Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics, Emeritus, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biography)

Andrew Joskow, Senior Vice President of NERA Economic Consulting and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (Biography)

Dietrich Kleemann, Head of the Task Force on Ex Post Assessment of Merger Decisions at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition (Biography)

John Thorne, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Verizon (Biography)

Participant presentations and session transcript for March 28

March 29: Remedies

9:30 a.m.–
12:30 p.m.

Morning Session: Remedy in the Face of Technological Change

Michael Cunningham, General Counsel at Red Hat Inc.

Renata B. Hesse, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Biography)

Marina Lao, Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School (Biography)

William H. Page, the Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law (Biography)

Howard A. Shelanski, Associate Dean and Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall, and the Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (Biography)

Participant presentations and session transcript for March 29

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