Washington, D.C.

7th Annual Bill Kovacic Antitrust Salon

Annual Concurrences & George Washington University conference, with the support of Axinn, Cornerstone Research, CRA, Orrick, Von Wobeser y Sierra, White & Case, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and MLex.


Listen to the welcome remarks by Bill Kovacic and the opening discussion between Rohit Chopra and Jamillia Ferris

Listen to Panel 1

Listen to Panel 2

Listen to Panel 3

Listen to the closing remarks by Bill Kovacic

Welcome Remarks: Bill Kovacic

Professor William KOVACIC (The George Washington University Law School, Washington DC) opened the conference by acknowledging Betty Bock, former Chair of the Research Program at The Conference Board in New York, for her development of forums, which inspired the Bill Kovacic Antitrust Salon, where community members could engage in comprehensive and earnest discussions exempt from vehemence and urgency fostered by social media. Prof. Kovacic then highlighted some marking events of the year ahead. First, 2020 is the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the US antitrust system; it provides an opportunity to reflect on policy developments. Second, the Berlin Wall came down third years ago; since then, over a hundred competition authorities have been established, which brought about dramatic, systemic changes in the field. Third, this fall is the fortieth anniversary of Jean Monnet’s death, in many ways the co-creator of the forerunner of the European Union, the Coal and Steel Treaty. Prof. Kovacic reminded that Mr. Monnet brought to the process of building the community his remarkable understanding of institutions from both sides of the Atlantic and invited the panelists to be driven by a similar idea.

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  • George Washington University - School of Law (Washington)
  • Osiris Acquisition Corp (New York)
  • US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Washington)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Washington)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
  • ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
  • German Competition Authority (Bonn)
  • The Brattle Group (Mexico City)
  • Meta (Brasilia)
  • National Commission for the Defense of Competition (Buenos Aires)
  • Chilean Competition Authority (Santiago)
  • Uber (San Francisco)
  • Microsoft (Washington D.C.)
  • Cornerstone Research (San Francisco)
  • Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider (New York)
  • Morrison & Foerster (Washington)
  • White & Case (Washington)
  • Marval O’Farrell & Mairal (Buenos Aires)
  • American University’s Washington College of Law (Washington)