Webinar: The FTC and the Antitrust Division's Roles and Challenges Ahead

Events / Tuesday, October 19, 2021
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET


After roughly forty years, US antitrust law enforcement stands at a cross road. Many policymakers on both sides of the political spectrum agree that US antitrust agencies need to be given more power to stop mergers and anticompetitive practices and to deal with "bigness." A conscious effort is being made to move away from the Chicago School of antitrust, and even the post Chicago school, which form the bases of modern antitrust analysis.

President Biden has ignited a movement towards so-called New Brandeisian antitrust, which focuses on sustaining the competitive process rather than maximizing consumer welfare. To bolster this movement, the President has unveiled an ambitious executive order on competition, and appointed new, aggressive voices to helm the US Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. However, these agency heads will have to overcome decades of court precedents to achieve their objectives. 

Join us for a webinar where we discuss mergers, monopolies, restraints of trade, non-compete agreements, and more with Ann O'Brien who is leader of the Cartel and Government Antitrust Investigations Task Force at BakerHostetler and Marc G. Schildkraut, Partner at BakerHostetler's Washington DC office who has handled many high-profile merger and antitrust cases.

The panel will be moderated by Khushita Vasant, senior correspondent for antitrust at MLex's Washington, DC bureau.

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