Bates White Fifth Annual Antitrust Conference

June 2, 2008
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Program details
Many factors determine the type of economic analysis used in litigation and the role that it plays. In this program designed for antitrust practitioners, our presenters will engage in a discussion of current questions relating to this topic. Through case studies, we will discuss how economic evidence has been useful. Example discussion questions include:

  • What do recent merger decisions tell us about the courts' views on economic evidence and how is it similar or different from how it is viewed at the agencies?

  • What is the current practice in non-merger cases?

  • Is the role of economic evidence becoming more or less critical based on recent decisions?

  • When is it best to use simple and easy to understand exhibits?

  • When are sophisticated economic analyses called for?

  • Producing sophisticated economic analysis may be the right answer, but what are the challenges in ensuring that the evidence is communicated clearly?

Reception, dinner, and keynote address
To cap off the day, Bates White and ESMT Competition Analysis will host a reception and dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. It will feature opportunities to network with leading academics and other antitrust attorneys in an informal setting. FTC Chairman William Kovacic will give the keynote address.

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