USA Question and Answer

Q&A with Ethan Litwin

Q&A with Ethan Litwin

GCR USA - 29 January 2018

Dechert partner Ethan Litwin will be moderating a panel on algorithms that track competitors’ platform pricing and have potential for cartel activity at next week’s seventh annual GCR Live Antitrust Law Leaders Forum in Miami Beach. In his Q&A he previews his views on pricing algorithms and what he hopes to hear from his fellow panellists.

Q&A with Danny Sokol

Q&A with Danny Sokol

GCR USA - 25 January 2018

D Daniel Sokol is a professor at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law and will moderate a panel at next week's seventh annual GCR Live Antitrust Law Leaders Forum in Miami Beach. In this Q&A, he previews his panel on how protectionism will manifest itself in antitrust.

An interview with Steven Benz

An interview with Steven Benz

GCR USA - 11 December 2017

Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick partner Steven Benz works on antitrust cases for plaintiffs and defendants. He recently served as co-lead counsel in The Dial Corporation v News Corporation, a Sherman Act monopolisation case involving third-party in-store promotions, in which he secured a $250 million settlement and injunctive relief for his clients and the certified class of 699 consumer product goods companies. Benz also recently spoke on how companies can monetise litigation assets; he shared his thoughts on the issue and others with Charles McConnell.

Q&A with Cravath Swaine & Moore's Margaret D'Amico

Q&A with Cravath Swaine & Moore's Margaret D'Amico

GCR USA - 25 September 2017

In the run-up to GCR's annual conference in New York this week, Cravath Swaine & Moore partner Margaret D'Amico previewed what she expects to ask acting assistant attorney general Andrew Finch and weighed in on other antitrust issues.

Q&A with Shawn Cooley

Q&A with Shawn Cooley

GCR USA - 07 August 2017

Shawn Cooley is a special counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in the firm's Washington, DC, office. A nine-year veteran of the Department of Homeland Security, he works on national security and foreign investment regulations in the antitrust and trade group, and will participate in a panel on public interest considerations during merger reviews at GCR Live in New York on 28 September.

Q&A with Phil Weiser

Q&A with Phil Weiser

GCR USA - 04 August 2017

Philip Weiser first came to the Department of Justice's antitrust division during the Clinton Administration, as a senior counsel focused on telecommunications. After serving as lead agency reviewer of the Federal Trade Commission for the Obama transition team, he returned in 2009, under Christine Varney, as deputy assistant attorney general for international, policy and appellate matters. Now back at University of Colorado Law School, Weiser talked about how his antitrust resume applies to seeking the Democratic nomination for Colorado attorney general in 2018.

Q&A with Dan Rubinfeld

Q&A with Dan Rubinfeld

GCR USA - 21 July 2017

Economist Daniel Rubinfeld is a senior consultant at Compass Lexecon, a former deputy assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice's antitrust division - where he helped to make the case against Microsoft - and a professor of law and economics at the University of California at Berkeley. GCR USA met with Rubinfeld on the sidelines of an airline competition conference to discuss his doubts regarding the European Commission's dominance cases against Google.

Q&A with Layne Kruse

Q&A with Layne Kruse

GCR USA - 30 May 2017

Norton Rose Fulbright partner Layne Kruse will moderate a panel on antitrust litigation and compliance programmes at GCR Live Antitrust Litigation in New York next month. He talked to GCR USA about his personal experience with compliance programmes; what he hopes people will take away from the panel; and some big companies that have been punished by having a compliance programme imposed on them.

Q&A with Ronan Harty

Q&A with Ronan Harty

GCR USA - 22 May 2017

Davis Polk & Wardwell partner Ronan Harty will co-chair GCR Live Antitrust Litigation in New York next month. He talked to GCR USA about what to expect at the conference, the impact of the Trump administration on antitrust and his experience representing US and non-US companies.

Q&A with Marguerite Sullivan

Q&A with Marguerite Sullivan

GCR USA - 15 May 2017

Latham & Watkins partner Marguerite Sullivan will moderate a panel on the coordination of global litigation at GCR Live Antitrust Litigation in New York next month. She talks to GCR about the differences between antitrust culture between the US and EU, managing multi-jurisdictional matters, and the hardest case she’s faced so far.