FTC, Fordham Law School To Hold Panel on New Horizontal Merger Guidelines and International Convergence on September 22

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The Federal Trade Commission and Fordham Law School will co-sponsor a panel discussion on September 22, 2010, on the recently revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines and their role in promoting closer consensus among international antitrust authorities regarding how they assess mergers among competitors. Panelists will include the Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, Dr. Joseph Farrell, and other leading antitrust lawyers and economists.

The panel will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheater at Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street, New York, New York. The public is invited, and registration is not required.

In addition to Dr. Farrell, other members of the panel will include:

  • Dr. Lawrence White, Professor of Business at New York University and former Director of the Economic Policy Office of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division;
  • Dr. Janusz Ordover, Professor of Economics at New York University;
  • William Blumenthal, Partner at Clifford Chance and former FTC General Counsel;
  • Abbott “Tad” Lipsky, Partner at Latham & Watkins and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice Antitrust Division;
  • Calvin “Cal” Goldman, Partner at Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP and former Director of the Canadian Competition Bureau;
  • Barbara Rosenberg, Partner at Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao and former head of the Antitrust Department of Brazil’s Ministry of Justice;
  • Mark Clough Q.C., Partner at Addleshaw Goddard;
  • Catherine Moscatelli, Chief of the Mergers II Division in the FTC’s Bureau of Competition.

Alden Abbott, a deputy director in the FTC’s Office of International Affairs, will moderate. The revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines were released on August 19, 2010 and are available at http://www.ftc.gov/os/2010/08/100819hmg.pdf. Questions about this panel should be directed to Alden Abbott in the FTC’s Office of International Affairs at 202-326-2881 or Elizabeth Callison in the FTC’s Bureau of Economics at 202-326-3521.

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s website at http://www.ftc.gov and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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