GCR USA - 10 July 2019
Analysis Group chief executive Martha Samuelson has worked as an economist on some of the most well-known US antitrust cases in recent years. She advised MasterCard against government and private challenges to its anti-steering provisions, and a group of defendants in the Optical Disk Drive Products antitrust litigation alleging a price-fixing conspiracy. In this wide-ranging interview, she talks about the AT&T/Time Warner trial ruling, digital markets, the Supreme Court’s Amex judgment and whether merger analysis needs to include effects on workers.
GCR USA - 04 April 2019
Jones Day partner Craig Waldman and Compass Lexecon senior managing director Jonathan Orszag are co-chairing the inaugural GCR Live conference on antitrust in the digital economy next month. In a Q&A with GCR USA, Waldman and Orszag highlight their thoughts on hot topics and trends to be discussed in Palo Alto by leading figures in the antitrust community, as well as the importance of hosting panels that offer multi-sided perspectives and opposing views.
GCR USA - 10 February 2019
Kathleen Bradish returned to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as counsel last autumn after almost three-and-a-half years at the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, where she was assistant chief for the international section. She already had nearly a decade of experience at Cleary, where she represented pharmaceutical companies including Santarus, Abbott Laboratories and GlaxoSmithKline. Bradish will be speaking at the inaugural GCR Live Pharmaceuticals conference on 28 February in Washington, DC.
GCR USA - 27 November 2018
Several books have been written about monopoly over the past few years, and several more are still to come. But none are as succinct and pointed as The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust In The New Gilded Age, the new book from Tim Wu, the Columbia University law professor and former Federal Trade Commission advisor perhaps best known for coining the phrase “net neutrality”. Wu sat down with GCR’s Ron Knox to discuss fascism, breaking up Facebook, and replacing the consumer welfare standard.
GCR USA - 30 August 2018
Eeva Hakoranta was recently appointed vice president and general counsel of Nokia Technologies, the licensing business of Nokia. In an interview with Pallavi Guniganti, Hakoranta talked about the swinging pendulum of licensing law, the differences between civil law and common law systems, and the problem of conflicting national court judgments.
GCR USA - 23 May 2018
White & Case partner Noah Brumfield will speak on the panel “Emerging antitrust issues in high tech” at GCR Live IP & Antitrust in California tomorrow. Here, he previews his thoughts on the Department of Justice’s “drastic and confusing shift” in views on patents and the split between European and US intellectual property enforcement.
GCR USA - 17 May 2018
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe partner Jay Jurata will speak on the panel “Developments in FRAND ‘as applied’” at GCR Live IP & Antitrust in California next Thursday. He previewed his thoughts on the subject, including the “apparent disconnect” between US case law and the Department of Justice’s stance on patents.
GCR USA - 20 April 2018
Terrell McSweeny has announced that she will step down on 28 April, the fourth anniversary of her joining the Federal Trade Commission. A few weeks ago, she sat down with GCR USA’s Charles McConnell to reflect on her time at the agency and discuss some important topics impacting antitrust enforcement – including some of the challenges the incoming slate of commissioners will face.
GCR USA - 01 February 2018
Baker Botts partner William Lavery will moderate a panel on deterrence in cartel enforcement at the seventh annual GCR Live Antitrust Law Leaders Forum in Miami Beach, which begins tomorrow. He, like many others, is keeping a close eye on the government’s challenge to AT&T’s $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner.
GCR USA - 31 January 2018
Jones Day partner Mike Knight, who served as the assistant director of the Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition, is moderating a panel on whether efficiencies are likely to become a concern for the US agencies in antitrust analysis at next week’s seventh annual GCR Live Antitrust Law Leaders Forum in Miami. In a Q&A with GCR USA, Knight highlights his thoughts on increased scepticism of efficiency claims in the US, and says he’s eager to hear from his fellow panellists about the differences in the theoretical standards for identifying merger efficiencies in different jurisdictions.
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