International Antitrust Forum

International Antitrust Forum

The Seventh Annual Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues

Thursday, June 16-Friday, June 17, 2016

The Seventh Annual Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues is the only Midwest conference of its kind. It is designed to examine the latest developments in competition regulation around the globe providing practitioners and regulators with up-to-date and practical information.

Program Agenda (forthcoming)



  • Assessing Risk and Settlement Strategies in Global Price Fixing Cartels
  • Global War Stories from In-House Counsel
  • Comparing IP Antitrust Guidelines and Enforcement Actions
  • Recent Hurdles in Global Merger Review
  • Update on the ICN: Projects and Available Tools for In-house Counsel
  • Recent Developments Concerning China's Anti-Monopoly Law
  • Contrasting Approaches to Vertical Restraints in US, EU, and China
  • Avoiding Signaling and Collusion in Information Exchanges and other Business Interactions in the US and EU
  • Maximizing the Attorney-Client Privilege

Government Speakers

  • Patricia Brink, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Russell W. Damtoft, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • Alan Gunderson (invited), Canadian Competition Bureau
  • Renata Hesse, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Paul O’Brien, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • Jeanne Pratt, Canadian Competition Bureau
  • Marvin N. Price, Jr., U.S. Department of Justice
  • Torben Toft, European Commission
  • Cecilio Madero Villarejo, European Commission

Other Speakers

  • Zhi Bao, FenXun, Shanghai
  • Terry Calvani, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Dimitri Dimitropolous, NERA
  • Jean-Yves d'Art, Microsoft, Brussels
  • Joy Fuyuno, Microsoft, Singapore
  • Luis Gomez, Baker & McKenzie, London
  • Anne Gron, NERA
  • Karl Hennessee, Halliburton
  • Nick Koberstein, Abbott Laboratories
  • Deborah Platt Majoras, The Procter & Gamble Company
  • John Majoras, Jones Day
  • Andy Marovitz, Mayer Brown
  • Mark McLaughlin, Mayer Brown
  • Robert McLeod, MLex Market Intelligence
  • Sandy Pastroff, Whirlpool
  • Darrell Prescott, Baker & McKenzie
  • Carlos Ragazzo, Getúlio Vargas Foundation’s School of Law, Rio de Janeiro
  • Paula Render, Jones Day
  • Mark Ryan, Mayer Brown
  • Greg Sivinski, Microsoft
  • David Snyder, Microsoft
  • Margaret Ward, Jones Day
  • Timothy Watts, NERA

CLE Credits

8.75 CLE credits in the State of Illinois, with 1.5 professional responsibility credits (pending approval).


Northwestern University School of Law thanks the following for serving as sponsors:

Baker & McKenzie Mayer Brown LLP
Microsoft NERA Economic Consulting
mLex Qualcomm Logo
Jones Day

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