JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
TO HOST JOINT WORKSHOP ON MERGER ENFORCEMENT
Three-day Public Event Scheduled for February 17-19 in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) today announced topics, times, and locations, along with a tentative list of participants for
their joint workshop on merger enforcement. The workshop, which will be held February 17-19,
2004, at the FTC's new conference center at 601 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., is
open to the public. Seating at the workshop will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Written
comments may be submitted to the Department and the FTC prior to the event. A tentative
agenda for the workshop is presented below. Updated versions of this agenda will be available
up to the time of the workshop at: http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/public/workshops/meworkshop.htm
Day 1 (2/17)
R. Hewitt Pate, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division,
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
Timothy J. Muris, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
||Hypothetical Monopolist Test
Moderator: Gregory J. Werden (DOJ)
Panel: William Blumenthal (King & Spalding), John D. Harkrider (Axinn,
Veltrop & Harkrider), Barry C. Harris (Economists, Inc.), Willard K. Tom
(Morgan, Lewis & Bockius).
||Concentration & Market Shares
Moderator: David S. Sibley (DOJ)
Panel: John E. Kwoka, Jr. (Northeastern University), Janet L. McDavid
(Hogan & Hartson), Steven A. Newborn (Weil, Gotshal & Manges), Craig
M. Newmark (North Carolina State University), Charles F. "Rick" Rule
(Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson), Vincent Verouden (European
Commission, DG Comp.).
Moderator: Kenneth Heyer (DOJ)
Panel: Peter Carstensen (University of Wisconsin), Marius Schwartz
(Georgetown University), C. Robert Taylor (Auburn University).
Day 2 (2/18)
Moderator: Mark W. Frankena (FTC)
Panel: Ann Malester (Weil, Gotshal & Manges), Richard T. Rapp
(NERA), Steven C. Sunshine (Shearman & Sterling), Ronald W. Davis.
Moderator: Luke M. Froeb (FTC)
Panel: Joseph Kattan (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher), Gregory K. Leonard
(NERA), Abbott B. "Tad" Lipsky, Jr. (Latham & Watkins), Ariel Pakes
(Harvard University), Gregory J. Werden (Justice Department), Valerie
Robassa (EC/DG Comp.).
Moderator: Michael H. Knight (FTC)
Panel: Jonathan B. Baker (American Unversity), Andrew R. Dick (Charles
River Associates), Deborah A. Garza (Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver &
Jacobson), Deborah P. Majoras (Jones Day Reavis & Pogue), Steven C.
Salop (Georgetown University), David T. Scheffman (LECG).
Moderator: Theodore Gebhard (FTC)
Panel: Timothy Daniel (NERA), A. Douglas Melamed (Wilmer Cutler
Pickering), Frederick R. Warren-Boulton (MiCRA), Mark D. Whitener
(General Elec. Co.).
Day 3 (2/19)
||Efficiencies/Dynamic Analysis/Integrated Analysis
Moderators: Alden F. Abbott & Mary T. Coleman (FTC)
Panel: J. Mark Gidley (White & Case), Ilene Knable Gotts (Wachtell,
Lipton, Rosen & Katz), William J. Kolasky (Wilmer Cutler Pickering),
Robert Pitofsky (Georgetown University), David T. Scheffman (LECG),
Joseph J. Simons (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison), Vincent
Verouden (EC/DG Comp.).
||Economists and Lawyers' Roundtable
Moderator: R. Hewitt Pate (DOJ)
Panel: William Baer (Arnold & Porter), Jonathan B. Baker (American
University), Wayne D."Dale" Collins (Shearman & Sterling), James Loftis
(Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher), James F. Rill (Howrey & Simon), Daniel L.
Rubinfeld (University of California, Berkeley), Robert D. Willig
(Princeton University), Dennis W. Carlton (University of Chicago).
Reporters and others unable to attend the workshop may call-in at the following toll-free
numbers. Please note, there is a different call-in number and confirmation number for each day
of the conference:
Tuesday 800-473-8493, confirmation number 21829088
Wednesday 800-473-8492, confirmation number 21829092
Thursday 800-659-8296, confirmation number 21829097
The lines will open at 7:45 am on each day of the conference. The chairperson of each
conference call is Bruce Jennings.
Copies of this press release, the workshop agenda, and the Department's recently
released merger-related data issued on December 18, 2003 can be found on the DOJ's Web
site at http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/public/workshops/meworkshop.htm
|DOJ MEDIA CONTACT:
Office of Public Affairs
|DOJ STAFF CONTACT:
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|FTC MEDIA CONTACT:
Office of Public Affairs
|FTC STAFF CONTACTS:
||Alden Abbott and Elizabeth Callison
FTC Office of Policy Evaluation