The staff of GCR and a who's who of the Washington, DC, antitrust community last Wednesday celebrated the publication of The Obama Trials: the US antitrust agencies in the courtroom, 2009-2017, an essay collection detailing the legacy of the Obama-era antitrust agencies in the courtroom.
The event, held at The Hay-Adams in downtown DC, marked the launch of GCR's first retail book product and the only such collection of essays focused on the case law created through the enforcement efforts of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission over the past eight years.
Contributors to the book included former Assistant Attorneys General Christine Varney and Bill Baer; former FTC bureau of competition director Deborah Feinstein; several former senior officials at the antitrust agencies; and Jones Day partner John Majoras, who had a rare win against the FTC in a merger trial. Current and past GCR journalists also contributed essays, which included original reporting and reflections on covering those trials.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and Kirkland & Ellis sponsored the event. Baer, now a partner at Arnold & Porter, delivered the event's keynote speech; book editor and GCR editor-at-large Ron Knox also gave remarks.