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Public Hearings

Single-Firm Conduct and Antitrust Law

September 2006 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.


September 12: International Issues

9:30 a.m.–
12:00 p.m.

Morning Session: International Enforcement Perspectives

This session will be held at the FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC, Conference Room C.

Philip Lowe, Director General for Competition of the European Commission (Biography)

Hideo Nakajima, Deputy Secretary General, General Secretariat, of the Japan Fair Trade Commission (Biography)

Eduardo Pérez Motta, President of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission (Biography)

Sheridan Scott, Commissioner of Competition of the Canadian Competition Bureau (Biography)

1:30 p.m.–
4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session: Practitioner and Academic Perspectives

George Addy, Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP and former head of the Canadian Competition Bureau (Biography)

Margaret Bloom, senior consultant at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Visiting Professor at the School of Law, King’s College London (Biography)

Paul Lugard, Head of Antitrust for Royal Philips Electronics N.V. (Biography)

James F. Rill, Partner at Howrey LLP and former Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice (Biography)

Participant presentations and session transcript for September 12

September 26: Understanding Single-Firm Behavior: Empirical Perspectives Session

9:00 a.m.–
12:30 p.m.

This session will be held at the FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC, Conference Room C.

Jonathan B. Baker, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University, and former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics (Biography)

Luke M. Froeb, William C. and Margaret W. Oehmig Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, and former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics (Biography)

Robert C. Marshall, Head of the Department of Economics and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Auctions, Procurements, and Competition Policy, Pennsylvania State University (currently on leave), and Partner, Bates White LLC (Biography)

Wally Mullin, Associate Professor of Economics, George Washington University (Biography)

David Reitman, Principal at CRA International Inc. (Biography)

F. Michael Scherer, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Corporate Management in the Aetna Chair, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics (Biography)

Clifford Winston, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution (Biography)

Participant presentations and session transcript for September 26

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