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O’Rourke and Nissly to Speak at 22nd Annual Golden State Institute

October 25, 2012
O’Melveny partners Kenneth O’Rourke (LA) and Kenneth Nissly (SV) are speaking at the 22nd Annual Golden State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Institute, presented by the State Bar of California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section. The event will be held on October 25, 2012 in San Francisco.

Both O’Rourke and Nissly will be participating in the session entitled, “Big Stakes” Antitrust Trials. The session is described as:

“The stakes are often high when an antitrust case goes to a jury. Two recent and high profile antitrust trials make this point abundantly clear. One is a criminal trial in which a federal court jury convicted a handful of defendants of participating in an international price fixing cartel. The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice now seeks over a billion dollars in criminal fines against the corporate defendants and prison sentences and fines for the individual defendants. The other is a civil trial in which a state court jury found that there was no conspiracy to fix prices and boycott the plaintiff’s technology. The plaintiff sought several billion dollars of compensatory damages, which if awarded by the jury and trebled under the Cartwright Act, could have resulted in a judgment of nearly $12 billion. The lawyers who tried these cases will discuss them from their unique, insiders’ perspective. These panels are sure to be interesting and insightful for litigators and non-litigators alike.”

The cases in question are U.S. v. AU Optronics, et al. (Panel 1) and Rambus v. Micron Technology and Hynix Semiconductor (Panel 2). O’Rourke will be moderating both panels, and Nissly will be speaking on the Hynix panel.

O’Rourke, who is Section Vice Chair of the Golden State Institute, will also be giving welcoming remarks for the general session of the conference.

O’Melveny is also a sponsor of this conference.

For additional information, please see the program brochure here.




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