O’Melveny’s Fabish to Moderate Antitrust Panel for LA County Bar Association

January 1, 0001

O’Melveny & Myers LLP Los Angeles counsel Anna Fabish will be moderating a Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) program on March 20, 2013, entitled “Agriculture and Antitrust: Explanations and Thoughts from Both sides of the Bar.”


Fabish will moderate the panel discussion with leading antitrust lawyers presenting the plaintiff and defense perspectives on substantive, strategic, and procedural issues relating to the increasingly important agricultural antitrust exemption in the 1922 Capper-Volstead Act.


The description of the program is below:


The Capper Volstead Act is a federal law providing antitrust law exemptions for qualifying agricultural cooperatives which has rocketed from obscurity into the center of several major nationwide class action litigations. Agriculture plays a critical role in the California economy, with California farms and ranches selling more than US$40 billion in products annually, over 10% of the US total. The state of California grows over 400 commodities, including nearly a quarter of the country’s milk supply and nearly half of its fruits, nuts, and vegetables.


The Capper Volstead disputes, currently subject of litigation, present interesting antitrust and procedural issues. This program offers background on Capper Volstead, after which the panelists will discuss the main unsettled areas of the law from both a plaintiff’s and a defendant’s perspective. In addition, the panelists will discuss strategic and procedural considerations in representing Capper Volstead plaintiffs and defendants and advising clients in the agricultural sector on antitrust issues.


For additional information, please see here.


The program provides 1 hour of MCLE credit.


Fabish serves on the Executive Committee of the LACBA Antitrust Section.