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ABA Antitrust Law Spring Meeting

Axinn is proud to be participating in the 72nd ABA Antitrust Law Spring Meeting and other adjacent events. The Spring Meeting is the largest gathering of competition, consumer protection, and data privacy professionals globally, with lawyers, academics, economists, enforcers, journalists, and students from around the world. 

Axinn’s antitrust practice is one of the largest and most experienced in the world and has been global lead counsel on some of the most significant recent matters, including the largest cash merger in U.S. history, the largest tech deal in history and a wide array of cutting-edge litigation and counseling matters.

Come hear our experienced attorneys as they participate on the following panels:

Partner Leslie C. Overton

Concurrences – The 2023 U.S. Merger Guidelines: A Review

The Merger Guidelines in Practice -- Agency Review, Counseling, and Litigation

April 9, 11:30 AM

Join the debate with leading merger practitioners about the Guidelines’ practical implications and what they mean for companies pursuing deals, with a particular focus on their impact on counseling, litigation strategies and outcomes, and how the changes may challenge existing merger case law.

Partner Tiffany Rider

How Does Merger Review Reform Impact Compliance?

April 10, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Proposed changes to the HSR filing guidelines and the first major revision to the U.S. merger guidelines in 13 years have repercussions for companies even long before they are considering a possible transaction. And after closing, consider benefits from the DOJ’s new M&A safe harbor policy. What do the changes mean more broadly for business leaders and their organizations? What are the implications for conduct counseling and in-house compliance programs?

Partner Craig D. Minerva

Fundamentals -- Economics

April 10, 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Back-to-basics without being basic. With the best and brightest economic faculty as our guide, this session will make the fundamentals of antitrust economics accessible, practical, and—most of all—fun!

Partner Leslie C. Overton

The PE Effect: Antitrust Scrutiny Abounds

April 10, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Previously seen as "financial" (i.e., unproblematic) buyers, private equity firms face increased skepticism by antitrust enforcers and the public. Besides "roll-ups" and interlocks, PE's leverage of debt and impact on labor, service, quality, innovation are all being questioned. Is the scrutiny deserved, or a tempest in a teapot? Will the proposed Merger Guidelines and HSR changes curb P&E M&A?

Partner James Attridge

Risky Business: Individual Involvement in Cartels

April 11, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Amid a renewed focus on international cartels, this panel will use a mock scenario to demonstrate and discuss the growing need for—and tactics of—representing individuals in international cartel investigations, including jurisdictional differences and the DOJ's focus on individual accountability, along with changes to the leniency program and evolving case law on employees' Fifth Amendment rights.

We are also honored to have partner Leslie Overton co-hosting the Black Antitrust Lawyers and Friends Reception on April 10th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM in the Anthem Restaurant at the Marriott Marquis! Register here to attend this event.