Broadcast Date: Monday, September 27, 2021
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

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Overview:

The past years have seen sweeping changes in antitrust law regulation and 2021 is no different especially with the start of  President Joe Biden’s administration. With more emphasis on enforcement and stricter regulation, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continue their aggressive stance on major technology companies, vertical mergers, cartel behavior, labor markets, and healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. The regulatory paradigm also presents a myriad of uncertainties as the new agency leadership is yet to be announced.

These notable changes underscore the need for companies to keep themselves informed of emerging developments and issues in antitrust law. Devising effective antitrust compliance programs is also crucial to avoid legal liabilities.

In this LIVE CLE Webcast, antitrust & competition lawyers Fabian Leimgruber (ThomannFischer) and Todd Seelman (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP) will discuss the recent developments and critical issues surrounding the antitrust law under U.S. President Biden’s administration. Speakers will also discuss key enforcement priorities as well as share practical tips and strategies to help companies remain compliant amid the changing landscape.

In a LIVE webcast, the speakers will discuss:

  • Antitrust Law: Regulatory Trends and Developments
  • Key Enforcement Priorities Under the Biden Administration
  • Critical Issues and Challenges
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • What Lies Ahead

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of antitrust law

 

Course Code:

149501

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Area of Professional Practice

 

Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Fabian Leimgruber, Partner
ThomannFischer

Dr. Fabian Leimgruber is a lawyer and senior patent attorney, who has earned an international reputation as litigator and prosecutor mainly in the fields of competition and antitrust law, software and business methods patenting, pharmaceutical and life science IP protection. He practices in an advisory and forensic role as a licensed attorney before various courts on all levels, the Opposition and Appeal Boards of the European Patent Office, as well as national and international arbitration courts.

Juris Doctor in comparative antitrust and competition law. Natural Science Doctor in Physics. Specialized expertise in (i) competition/antitrust law, pharmaceutical industry and reverse payment settlement agreements, (ii) protection of software, business model and artificial intelligence, (iii) information technology (IT), electrical engineering and telecommunications, (iv) nano-technology and bio-chemistry.

Todd Seelman, Managing Partner
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Todd R. Seelman is the Managing Partner of the Denver office of Lewis Brisbois. He is the national chair of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice and also a member of the firm’s lateral hiring committee and diversity and inclusion committee. Todd has 30 years’ experience representing corporate clients in matters involving antitrust and competition, securities, and financial fraud. For the past 13 years, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.

Agenda:

SEGMENT 1:

Todd SeelmanManaging Partner

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

  1. The new Federal Trade Commission
  2. The new Department of Justice Antitrust Division
  3. Proposed legislative changes
  4. Biden’s Executive Order

SEGMENT 2:

Fabian LeimgruberPartner

ThomannFischer

  • The principles of competition and the goals of antitrust
  • The free market model under US antitrust law and the social market economy under EU competition las
  • Understanding market power: concentration ratios, markup, degree of economic dynamism
  • Concept of consumer welfare – the influence of the Chicago School of Economics
  • Consumer welfare standard vs. effective competition standard
  • Biden's "Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy"
  • Convergence of US Antitrust Law and EU competition Law
  • Extent and impact to the US market

 

Date & Time:

Monday, September 27, 2021

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Antitrust Lawyers and Consultants
  • Compliance and Risk Officers
  • Corporate Counsel
  • General Counsel
  • Top-Level Executives
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SPEAKERS

Fabian LeimgruberPartner
ThomannFischer
Todd SeelmanManaging Partner
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

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