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Antitrust Compliance Part 1: Civil Antitrust Training

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The US Supreme Court has significantly changed the private antitrust litigation landscape over the past decade. During this program we will discuss how government agencies are driving civil antitrust, including:

  1. Distribution issues
  2. Resale Price Maintenance Agreements (RPM)
  3. Exclusive dealing
  4. Bundling


  • Jonathan Jacobson

    Jonathan Jacobson is a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s New York office. Considered one of the country's preeminent antitrust litigators and thought leaders, Jonathan has taken a lead role in many high-profile antitrust litigations, investigations, trials, and appeals. He served as the Chair of the ABA's Section of Antitrust Law from 2017-2018.
    Among other noteworthy representations, Jonathan has served as lead counsel for Coca-Cola in several cases, including PepsiCo v. Coca-Cola, a leading monopolization case under Section 2 of the Sherman Act. He also led the representation of American Express in United States v. Visa USA; defended Google in the Dreamstime, KinderStart, Person, TradeComet, and myTriggers cases; defended Netflix in In re Online DVD Rental Antitrust Litigation, and Live Nation and Clear Channel in Heerwagen v. Clear Channel, In re Live Concert Antitrust Litigation, and It's My Party v. Live Nation. He has argued in almost all of the U.S. courts of appeal, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Jonathan was appointed by Congress to serve on the Antitrust Modernization Commission, responsible for reviewing and recommending potential changes to the nation's antitrust laws. In addition to serving as a past Chair of the ABA's Section of Antitrust Law, he previously served as an officer, council member, and in several other Antitrust Section positions, including editorial chair of Antitrust Law Developments (6th ed.).
    Jonathan was a presenter in the DOJ/FTC 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines Hearing, the FTC's 2018 Competition Hearings, the DOJ’s 2018 Roundtable series, the DOJ/FTC Intellectual Property Hearings, the DOJ/FTC Single-Firm Conduct Hearings, the DOJ/FTC Merger Guideline Workshops, the DOJ/FTC Most Favored Nations Clause Workshop, and the DOJ/FTC Conditional Pricing Practices Workshop. He has written or edited numerous articles and books spanning the gamut of antitrust topics, including exclusionary practices, merger enforcement, government and other civil litigation matters, and cartel enforcement. His recent papers include "Acquisitions of ‘Nascent’ Competitors," The Antitrust Source, August 2020, and "The Tax Theory in Conditional Pricing Analysis," CPI Antitrust Chronicle, September 2019.

  • Chul Pak

    Chul Pak is a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's antitrust practice, where he focuses on antitrust litigation, mergers, and counseling. Chul defends clients in class actions, competitor lawsuits, and complex multi-district litigations across the United States. His litigation practice includes the representation of manufacturers, services companies, and technology firms. Chul also counsels companies in mergers and non-merger investigations before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and numerous state attorneys general.
    Prior to joining the firm, Chul served as the assistant director of the Mergers IV Division at the Federal Trade Commission. In that role, Chul supervised a 25-attorney team responsible for investigating mergers and acquisitions across a wide spectrum of industries, including consumer goods (food and beverages), retail stores (supermarkets, department stores, and other retail venues), cable and related media entertainment, and hospitals. Chul also represented the FTC in numerous high-profile trials in federal court and the FTC's internal administrative adjudication tribunal.

  • Wendy Huang Waszmer

    Wendy Huang Waszmer is a litigation partner in the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she is a member of the antitrust practice. She represents and defends public and private companies and individual clients in high-stakes government investigations and federal court litigation. Wendy has been recognized byGlobal Investigations Review, Global Competition Review/Who's Who,Benchmark Litigation, andW@Competition, and clients in these reviews have described her as a "brilliant…practitioner with a wealth of knowledge and experience" whose "intelligence and dedication are astonishing." Peers have also described her as a practitioner who has "seamlessly navigated so many different legal frameworks, keeping a very business-oriented approach and coordinating an equally brilliant team."
    Wendy has in-depth criminal and civil experience in a range of industries, including tech platforms, life sciences, financial services, and energy generation. She previously served in several leadership and trial counsel roles for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in New York and Washington, D.C. She has been a first-chair trial counsel in all phases of federal court litigation, including jury and bench trials. As the Assistant Chief of the New York field office of the DOJ Antitrust Division, Wendy supervised federal trials and criminal and civil investigations. She also was a liaison with federal agencies and State Attorneys General in joint and parallel antitrust and fraud investigations. In addition, she previously served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division, advising on enforcement policy matters.
    Earlier in her career, Wendy served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where she appeared as lead counsel in trials and hearings in more than 50 federal district court cases and numerous appeals, as well as in False Claims Act and other investigations. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Richard J. Leon, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

May 12, 2021
Wed 3:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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