The emergence of blockchain technology spurred substantial advantages across various industries. However, as it continues to gain momentum, antitrust authorities noted several risk issues that it may bring, especially in the competition law, including its potential to limit or prevent market power, collude or exclude competition as well as other anticompetitive behaviors. This prompted the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division to look towards scrutinizing blockchain-based partnerships.

To avoid legal pitfalls, companies engaged in blockchain must revisit their existing practices and ensure that they are compliant with relevant antitrust laws. They must also keep themselves in the know of any emerging development in this field of law to avoid further risks and costly fines.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished practitioners and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion of the recent antitrust developments in blockchain technology. Speakers will also cite critical issues and offer best practices to help companies mitigate legal pitfalls while maximizing the potentials of blockchain technology.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Antitrust Enforcement in Blockchain Technology: Trends and Statistics
  • Current and Emerging Updates in Antitrust Regulation
  • Common Red Flags and Issues
  • Best Compliance Strategies
  • 2022 Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

Live Webcast



General knowledge on antitrust law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Law Practice Management


Total Credit:

2.0 CLE

How to Claim CLE Credits Per State:

CLE State Requirements:


Melanie M. Kiser, Associate
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Melanie Kiser has experience investigating, litigating, and advising clients on civil antitrust matters in the telecommunications, media, technology, energy, transportation, consumer goods, and healthcare industries. During her six-year tenure with the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division, Melanie played a key role in numerous significant matters, including the Comcast-Time Warner Cable, Halliburton-Baker Hughes, Anthem-Cigna, AT&T-Time Warner Inc., and T-Mobile-Sprint transactions. Melanie earned four Awards of Distinction for her work at the DOJ and has participated extensively in all phases of merger review and litigation, from taking depositions and negotiating CIDs to drafting recommendations and taking cases to trial. She presented the government’s second witness in a major merger trial; led third-party discovery, exhibit admissions/objections, and proposed findings of fact in a successful merger litigation; and negotiated remedies in several matters. Since joining Axinn, Melanie has represented clients in civil litigation and before the federal agencies, obtaining approval of several significant transactions, and counseled clients on a range of competition law issues.


Melanie M. Kiser, Associate

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Date & Time:

Friday, October 15, 2021

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)

A recording will be available to view 24-48 hours after the live date.


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Who Should Attend:

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


Melanie M. KiserAssociate
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP



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