When Should Government Antitrust Enforcers Hire Outside Counsel?
Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 75 minutes
Ethics credit requested
12:00 PM-1:15 PM Eastern
11:00 AM-12:15 PM Central
10:00 AM-11:15 AM Mountain
9:00 AM-10:15 AM Pacific
State and federal antitrust enforcers serve an important role, often standing in place of consumers and protecting their interests. But are the lines of justice blurred when government antitrust enforcers hire a private law firm to act as public prosecutor? Under what circumstances can a defendant challenge such an engagement as inappropriate? Do these engagements create any constitutional or ethical concerns? A distinguished panel of speakers will address these and other questions in a lively discussion of this hotly-debated topic.
Steve W. Berman
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
Senior Assistant Attorney General & Antitrust Chief
California Office of the Attorney General
San Francisco, CA
James C. Martin
Reed Smith LLP
James J. O’Connell
Covington & Burling LLP
James A. Donahue III (Moderator)
Executive Deputy Attorney General (Acting)
Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General
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