66th Annual ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting

Washington, DC
11 April 2018 - 13 April 2018
Hosted By: American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law

NERA will have a strong presence at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust 2018 Spring Meeting, with President Dr. Lawrence Wu, Managing Directors Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer and Dr. Lauren Stiroh, and Affiliated Academic Dr. Elizabeth M. Bailey speaking throughout the conference. The Spring Meeting will take place between 11-13 April in Washington, DC.

Dr. Bailey will speak in the session “Antitrust/IP: The Basics,” presented by the Section of Antitrust Intellectual Property Committee. The panel will introduce the intersection of antitrust and IP by discussing IP law, key doctrines of litigation and enforcement, and an overview of leading antitrust agencies’ IP guidelines.

In “Mergers: Defining and Litigating Relevant Markets,” Dr. Meyer and her fellow panelists will discuss best practices for defining relevant geographic and product markets, particularly relating to innovation-intensive industries where markets can be hard to define. The panel is jointly presented by the Civil Practice & Procedure, Federal Civil Enforcement, and Mergers & Acquisitions Committees.

The Trade, Sports & Professional Associations Committee will present “College Sports—Beyond Pay,” at which Dr. Lauren Stiroh will speak on the O’Bannon and Jenkins cases and discuss the burgeoning role of antitrust in college sports.

Dr. Wu will participate in a mock trial presented by the Intellectual Property and Trial Practice Committees. He will give a sample expert testimony, be cross-examined, and then discuss the trial and its outcome after the closing arguments.

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