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US Antitrust Law under an Obama Administration: One year on

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (BST)

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The UCL Centre for Law and Economics is pleased to present a seminar:

US Antitrust Law under an Obama Administration: One year on

Professor Eleanor Fox,
New York University School of Law  
Professor Andrew Gavil, Howard University School of Law
Professor Maurice Stucke, University of Tennessee College of Law
Professor Spencer Weber Waller, Institute of Consumer Antitrust Studies, Loyola University Chicago School of Law  

Dr Ioannis Lianos, UCL Faculty of Laws 

Tuesday 1 June 2010, 4 - 6 pm
at UCL Faculty of Laws 

Accredited with 2 CPD hour by the SRA and BSB.

About the speakers:
Eleanor Fox is the Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law.  Her scholarship is in the area of competition, economic development, and global governance.  She was a partner and is of counsel at the New York law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. She served as a member of the International Competition Policy Advisory Committee to the Attorney General and the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust of the United States Department of Justice (1997-2000) (President Clinton) and as a Commissioner on President Carter’s National Commission for the Review of Antitrust Laws and Procedures (1978-79).  She has advised numerous younger antitrust jurisdictions, including South Africa, Indonesia, Egypt, Tanzania, Russia, Poland, and Hungary.  In 2009 Paris-Dauphine University awarded her an honorary doctorate degree for her work on global governance in competition; the American Antitrust Institute awarded her its Annual Achievement award; and Thomson/West published her casebook, The Competition Law of the European Union in Comparative Perspective.    She is co-author of a US antitrust casebook with Lawrence Sullivan and Rudy Peritz.  Her articles and chapters include 'Linked-In: Antitrust and The Virtues of a Virtual Network', 43 International Lawyer 151 (2009); 'The GE/Honeywell Story', in Antitrust Stories (Fox and Crane eds. 2007); 'The Efficiency Paradox', in How Chicago School Overshot the Mark (Pitofsky ed. 2008), and 'International Antitrust and the Doha Dome', 49 Va. J. Intl L. 911(2003).  Her book with Dan Crane, Global Issues in Antitrust and Competition Law, will be published by Thomson/Reuters this spring.

Andy Gavil is a member of the faculty of the Howard University School of Law, where he has taught courses on antitrust law, civil procedure, complex litigation, federal courts, civil rights litigation, federal regulation, and consumer law since 1989. In 2004 he received the school’s Warren Rosmarin Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service and in 2006 a Special Appreciation Award for his work as Faculty Adviser to the Howard Law Journal. He has also been recognized on a number of occasions by the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association for his contributions to the work of the Section and currently serves as a member of the Section Council. During May-June 2010, he will be a visiting professor at the Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Professor Gavil has written, lectured, and commented extensively in the U.S. and abroad on various aspects of antitrust law, jurisdiction, and procedure. Particular areas of interest include the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in formulating antitrust rules, antitrust litigation, exclusionary conduct by dominant firms, indirect purchaser rights, expert economic testimony and economic evidence, and comparative and international perspectives on competition policy. With William E. Kovacic and Jonathan B. Baker, he is the author of Antitrust Law in Perspective: Cases Concepts and Problems in Competition Policy (2d ed. 2008). He is also currently at work with co-author Professor Harry First on Microsoft and the Globalisation of Antitrust Law: Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century, which will be published by MIT Press.



Maurice E. Stucke: In 2007 when he joined the University of Tennessee College of Law faculty, Professor Stucke brought 13 years of litigation experience as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell.  In 2008, Prof. Stucke was elected to the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute.  Professor Stucke chaired a committee on the media industry that drafted a transition report for the incoming Obama administration. In 2009, he was appointed Senior Fellow at AAI for a term of two years, elected as a member to the Academic Society for Competition Law, and appointed to the advisory board of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies.  In 2009, Professor Stucke was asked to serve as one of the United States' non-governmental advisors to the International Competition Network.  His article, "Behavioral Economists at the Gate: Antitrust in the Twenty-First Century," received the 2007 Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for the best antitrust article.  His scholarship has been cited by the OECD, competition agencies, and policymakers.

Spencer Weber Waller is the Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies and Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he teaches antitrust, procedure, and international business courses.  He is a member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute and the editorial boards of the Antitrust Law Journal and the World Competition Law and Economics Review. Professor Waller is the author of 5 books and over one hundred articles on United States and international antitrust, including the third edition of Antitrust and American Business Abroad,  the leading treatise in the field, and the first full-length biography of Thurman Arnold, one of the pioneers of US antitrust enforcers. Professor Waller previously taught and served as associate dean at Brooklyn Law School.

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When & Where

Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
University of Cambridge
5 Cranmer Road
CB3 9BL Cambridge
United Kingdom

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (BST)

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