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2022 Bill Kovacic Antitrust Salon

"10th Bill Kovacic Antitrust Salon" organised by Concurrences, in partnership with Axinn, Baker Botts, Bates White, The Brattle Group, Cornerstone Research, Fried Frank, Morrison & Foerster and White & Case.

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Opening Discussion

Bill Kovacic moderated the discussion.

Avery Gardiner

The bill that has received the most attention is the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. It is the first antitrust bill involving technology since the invention of the Internet. The main objective of the bill is to stop self-preferencing, a practice that has been growing widely in the digital sector in recent years. Large platforms (e.g. Apple, Amazon, or Google) have the power to give preference to their products and services over the best organic results for the consumer. The aim of this bill is not to prevent innovation but to ensure that all competitors are treated fairly. This is a bipartisan bill that came out of the Judiciary Committee in January 2022 on a 16-6 vote.

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  • George Washington University - School of Law (Washington)
  • White & Case (New York)
  • Baker Botts (Washington)
  • Morrison & Foerster (Washington)
  • American Antitrust Institute (Washington)
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson (Washington)
  • Brookings Institution (Washington)
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury (Washington DC)
  • United States Senate
  • Bates White (Washington)
  • The Brattle Group (New York)
  • US Department of Justice (San Francisco)
  • Washington Center for Equitable Growth (Washington)
  • NYU Stern School of Business
  • Techfreedom (Washington DC)
  • US Department of Justice (Washington DC)
  • Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider (Washington)