Merger Enforcement Workshop Agenda (02/17-02/19/2004)

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Day 1 (2/17)

9:00–9:45 Opening Remarks
Timothy J. Muris, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
R. Hewitt Pate, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division,
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Hypothetical Monopolist Test
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).

1:30–3:30 Concentration & Market Shares
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.).
3:45–5:00 Monopsony
Moderator: Kenneth Heyer (DOJ)
Panel: Peter Carstensen (University of Wisconsin), Marius Schwartz (Georgetown University), C. Robert Taylor (Auburn University).

Day 2 (2/18)

9:00–10:15 Non-Price Competition/Innovation
Mark W. Frankena (FTC)
Panel: Ann Malester (Weil, Gotshal & Manges), Richard T. Rapp (NERA), Steven C. Sunshine (Shearman & Sterling), Ronald W. Davis.
10:30–12:30 Unilateral Effects
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.).
1:45–3:45 Coordinated Effects
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).
4:00–5:15 Uncommitted Entry
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)

9:00–12:00 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.).
1:30–4:30 Economists and Lawyers' Roundtable
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).

Call-in Information

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.

Updated June 25, 2015

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