O'Melveny Attorneys to Speak at ABA's 57th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting

March 25-27, 2009
O'Melveny Washington, DC partners Ian Simmons and Christine Wilson, of counsel Tim Muris, and counsel Kevin Yingling will be speaking at the ABA's 57th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, to be held March 25-27 in Washington, DC. Drawing more than 2,000 practitioners from around the globe, the Spring Meeting is the largest antitrust event of the year, and presents a unique opportunity to meet US and non-US competition law lawyers and economists from the private bar, enforcement agencies, and academia.

This year's Spring Meeting features more than 40 sessions covering all aspects of US antitrust law and global competition policy, as well as consumer protection law.

Simmons will be speaking on the “US Antitrust Law and Global Claims: Navigating The Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvement Act” panel, and will be addressing the complex statute that governs the circumstances under which claims relating to antitrust violations involving foreign commerce can be prosecuted in the US federal courts.

Wilson will participate in the panel on “Government Remedies: Finding the Right Cure,” addressing government-imposed remedies in civil merger and non-merger cases. Topics include the extent to which the DOJ and FTC differ in their approaches to remedies in merger cases and the propriety of disgorgement and other monetary remedies in non-merger cases.

Muris will participate in “Market Failures and Market Manipulation: How Will Antitrust and Consumer Protection Respond to Economic Emergencies?”, which will explore economic crises from the perspectives of experts in antitrust, economics, consumer protection, and financial markets.

Yingling will be the session chair for the panel featuring the Federal Trade Commission bureau directors for Competition, Consumer Protection, and Economics. This session provides highlights of FTC enforcement and policy initiatives from the preceding year and discusses likely enforcement trends in the coming year.

JW Marriott Hotel and The National Press Club