The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are considering changes to the Horizontal and Vertical Merger Guidelines and have asked whether the current guidelines “underemphasize or neglect … potential competition.” Join Bilal Sayyed, former director of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning and now TechFreedom’s Senior Competition Counsel, and a group of distinguished panelists, for a discussion of the analysis of mergers involving potential and nascent competitors, and whether and how the merger guidelines might be revised to more directly address mergers that may affect future competition. 

This 90-minute webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 24 @ 2:00 p.m. ET and will feature:

  • Bilal Sayyed, Senior Competition Counsel, TechFreedom, and former Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission. (Bio)
  • Daniel Francis, Assistant Professor of Law, New York University, and former Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission. (Bio)
  • Kristen C. Limarzi, Partner, Gibson Dunn and Crutcher, and former Section Chief, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice. (Bio)
  • Henry C. Su, Partner, Bradley, former Attorney Advisor to FTC Commissioner Thomas Rosch and FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. (Bio)
  • Sean P. Sullivan, Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law, and former attorney, Federal Trade Commission. (Bio)
  • Thomas G. Wollmann, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research. (Bio)
  • John M. Yun, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and Deputy Executive Director, Global Antitrust Institute; former Acting Deputy Assistant Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, and Economic Advisor to Commissioner Joshua D. Wright. (Bio)

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