Public Roundtable on Criminal Antitrust Compliance

Corporate Compliance Roundtable Information

On Monday, April 9, 2018 the Department of Justice Antitrust Division held a public roundtable discussion to explore the issue of corporate antitrust compliance and its implications for criminal antitrust enforcement policy.

The roundtable provided a forum for the Antitrust Division to engage with inside and outside corporate counsel, foreign antitrust enforcers, international organization representatives, and other interested parties on the topic of antitrust compliance. Participants discussed the role that antitrust compliance programs play in preventing and detecting antitrust violations, and ways to further promote corporate antitrust compliance. The format of the program was a series of panel discussions with featured speakers. Audience participation in the discussions was encouraged.

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For more information, please send an email to ATR.Compliance@usdoj.gov or contact:

Ann O’Brien or Jennifer Dixton
Competition Policy and Advocacy Section
Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 3317
Washington, DC 20530

Press Release: Department of Justice to Hold Roundtable on Criminal Antitrust Compliance (March 12, 2018)

Roundtable Agenda

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The roundtable took place in the Great Hall of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 9, 2018. The agenda of the roundtable was as follows:

1:00 p.m.   Welcome – Intro/Framework of the Roundtable
Ann O’Brien, Acting Director of Criminal Enforcement
1:05 p.m. Opening Remarks
Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General
1:15 p.m.

Speaker Introduction: Ann O’Brien, Acting Director of Criminal Enforcement

Speaker, U.S. Sentencing Commission:  Kathleen Grilli (General Counsel, U.S. Sentencing Commission) will discuss history and framework of “effective” compliance policy guidelines. Followed by questions.
1:45 p.m. Panel 1:  Framework for Antitrust Compliance, A View From In-House.

This panel of in-house counsel will provide insight into their experiences with antitrust compliance, promoting a culture of compliance within the company, the components of their compliance programs, responding to violations, and best practices.

DOJ Moderator: Jennifer M. Dixton (Attorney Advisor, Competition Policy Advocacy Section)

Panelists: Aimee Imundo (Global Executive Counsel, GE); Joel Poppen (General Counsel, Micron Technology); Anne Riley (Associate General Counsel Antitrust, Shell International); Jillian Charles (Competition & Trade Counsel, Eaton Corp.).

2:45 p.m.   BREAK
2:55 p.m.   Panel 2:  Antitrust Compliance, A View from the Bar. 

Outside counsel will discuss counseling clients on antitrust compliance and improving or creating compliance programs.  Panelists will also discuss the framework of the Antitrust Division’s consideration of corporate compliance programs at charging and sentencing.

DOJ Moderator: Alex Shepard (Trial Attorney, San Francisco Office)

Panelists: Thomas Mueller (Wilmer Hale); Adam Hemlock (Weil, Gotshal & Manges);  Ted Banks (Scharf Banks Marmor); Bob Tarun (Baker & McKenzie)

3:55 p.m. BREAK
4:05 p.m.   Panel 3:  Compliance Resources, Ideas, and Lessons Learned. 

International organizations and certain foreign competition enforcers have published or revised antitrust/competition compliance guidance.  This panel will discuss this guidance, other compliance resources, and ideas for promoting antitrust compliance on a global scale.

DOJ Moderator: Carla Stern (Trial Attorney, Chicago Office)

Panelists: John Pecman (Canadian Competition Bureau); Simon Constantine (United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority); Jindrich Kloub (Hong Kong Competition Commission)

4:55 p.m.    Closing Remarks: Ann O’Brien, Acting Director of Criminal Enforcement

Related Resources

OECD Policy document DAF/COMP(2011)20,  Promoting Compliance with Competition Law (2011)

EU Publications, Compliance Matters: What Companies Can do better to Respect EU Competition Rules (2013) (ISBN: 978-92-79-22094-4)

Competition Bureau Canada, Corporate Compliance Programs (2015)

UK Competition and Market Authority, Competition Law Compliance, Guidance for Businesses (2017)

Foreign Competition Authority Guidance: Brazil CADE Guidance on Compliance (June 2017)

Updated September 10, 2018

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