The workshop is aimed at promoting a dynamic discussion about the draft guidelines to complement the comments submitted to the agencies by the public. The goal of the merger guidelines update is to better reflect how the agencies determine a merger’s effect on competition in the modern economy and evaluate proposed mergers under the law.
The virtual workshop will feature two panel discussions with former enforcers, academics, economists, and practitioners regarding questions and issues on which public comment will be most useful.
The workshop will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET and and participants that register will receive a link to view the event virtually .
Thursday, October 5
Welcome and Introduction
John Haigh, Co-Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School
David Lawrence, U.S. Department of Justice
Panel 1: Evidentiary and Analytical Tools for Assessing Competition
Leemore Dafny, Harvard Business School
Martin Gaynor, Carnegie Mellon University
Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School
Economics Department Dominic Vote, WilmerHale LLP
Aviv Nevo, Federal Trade Commission
Panel 2: Competition For, On and to Displace Platforms and Entrenchment
Daniel Francis, New York University School of Law
Elinor Hoffmann, New York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau
Kristen Limarzi, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Marc Rysman, Boston University
Susan Athey, U.S. Department of Justice
Kenneth Merber, Federal Trade Commission