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Composition and Mission



The Civil Practice and Procedure Committee focuses on all aspects of antitrust pretrial practice and procedure. We encourage you to take full advantage of all the Committee has to offer by participating in one or more of the following projects.

Publications

This year we are working on multiple books, including the Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, Antitrust Discovery Handbook and Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook.

Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook. Contact Elizabeth Haas. The Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook is intended to be a guide for practitioners and courts who are facing indirect purchser litigation. As we are in the beginning stages of this project, we are looking for both editors and drafters and would especially appreciate assistance from experienced practitioners.

Other books are in the pipeline so be sure to check here and our social media sites to find out the latest news on available projects!

Newsletter. We have transitioned to an e-bulletin called Perspectives in Antitrust so that we can efficiently alert you to the latest legal developments (see below for more information).

Programs and Teleseminars

Every year the Committee sponsors programs at the Section's annual Spring Meeting and committee programs and teleseminars throughout the year. If you are interested in presenting a committee program or teleseminar, or suggesting an interesting topic for a brownbag or teleseminar, please contact Amy Manning or Jeff Jacobovitz.

Young Lawyer Advisory Board and Perspectives in Antitrust

This year we are pleased to introduce our Young Lawyer Advisory Board, headed by Tiffany Rider and Frank Qi (frank.y.qi@gmail.com). The YLAB will be responsible for publishing an e-newsletter periodically to report on current legal developments. Each month, a member of the YLAB will be responsible for publishing Perspectives in Antitrust, our new e-bulletin. To get involved, contact Tiffany or Frank.

Often missing amidst a sea of rapid-fire client alerts and inscrutable law review articles are meaningful opportunities for young antitrust lawyers to show off their writing mettle. Perspectives in Antitrust aims to fill that void. Each e-bulletin will provide readers with unique angles on antitrust developments and will serve as an opportunity for young lawyers to contribute to the intellectual discourse.

We are very excited to launch the inaugural issue of Perspectives in Antitrust with an interview with former Acting Assistant Attorney General Joe Wayland, as he transitions between public service and private practice.

Website and Discussion List

Committee Website and Social Media Sites. We welcome volunteers to work on the Committee website, as well as our social media sites, which currently include Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. In connection with our Discussion List, the Committee has recently expanded its presence into social media to bring timely and relevant information to members and provide forums for member interaction. If you would like to volunteer or recommend content for the social media platforms, contact Frank Qi (frank.y.qi@gmail.com). We especially welcome young lawyers and law students to be involved with the Committee's social media presence.

Committee Discussion List. The Committee relies on its moderated Discussion List to distribute the Committee newsletter, information about Committee programs, and other news and information of interest to our members. We welcome volunteers to assist with Discussion List activities. If you would like to volunteer or recommend content for distribution using the Committee Discussion List, contact Amy Manning (amanning@mcguirewoods.com).

Get the most out of your Section and Committee membership by joining in one or more of these volunteer efforts. We hope to hear from you.

The Committee is led by Chair Amy Manning and Vice-Chairs Elizabeth Haas, Jeff Jacobovitz, Shannon McClure, Tiffany Rider, Danielle Haugland and Young Lawyer Frank Qi. Our Responsible Council Member is Jonathan Gleklen. We are all responsible for membership recruitment and involvement, please feel free to contact any of us if you have any suggestions for future Committee activities or wish to become active in the Committee.

Joining the Committee is easy. If you belong to the Antitrust Section and wish to join the Committee, please click here. And don't forget to join us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!

Best regards,

Amy Manning, Committee Chair


Updates



We are currently looking for volunteers for the Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook (Elizabeth Haas, ehaas@foley.com) and our social media sites. Please feel free to contact us so you can get involved.

Civil Practice and Procedure



Programs
Our LinkedIn Group
Our Twitter Page - @abasalcivprocom
Our Facebook Page
Committee Resources
The Antitrust Practitioner Newsletter Archive
Publications

Annual Plan, Long Range Plan, Committee Charter



Annual Plan
Long Range Plan for Civil Practice and Procedure Committee
Civil Practice and Procedure Committee Charter 2012-2013

Perspectives in Antitrust
(e-bulletin)



Perspectives in Antitrust - March 2014
Perspectives in Antitrust - April 2014
Perspectives in Antitrust - January 2014
Perspectives in Antitrust - December 2013
Perspectives in Antitrust - November 2013
Perspectives in Antitrust - October 2013
Perspectives in Antitrust - July 18, 2013
Perspectives in Antitrust - June 17, 2013
Perspectives in Antitrust - May 16, 2013

Calendar



Committee Events
[Program Materials] Private Antitrust Damages Actions: Can the EU Thread the Needle?
July 23, 2013
Special Masters in Antitrust Litigation
January 28, 2014
Special Masters have been appointed with greater frequency to resolve discovery issues. During the U.S. Department of Justice’s challenges to the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile and U.S. Airways/American Airlines mergers, the Honorable Richard Levie (Ret.) was appointed to consider and rule on disputes that included privilege claims, motions to compel, and motions for protective orders. What implications does this have for plaintiffs and defendants alike? Do the parties typically request the appointment? When are judges likely to approve the use of a Special Master? What are the best practices for appearing before a Special Master? Please join Judge Levie and our other esteemed panelists for valuable insights into this unique feature of our civil litigation system.

Moderator
• Jeffrey S. Jacobovitz, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Panelists
• Hon. Richard A. Levie (Ret.), JAMS, Special Master on U.S. v. AT&T, U.S. v. US Airways
• Mark W. Ryan, Director of Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division
• Paula W. Render, Partner, Jones Day
• Jeffrey Blumenfeld, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

 
Section Events

April 23, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 24, 2014
Crowell & Moring LLP
Washington,
DC
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

Leadership



Chair:  Amy B Manning

Council Representative:  Jonathan Ian Gleklen

Vice-Chairs:  Elizabeth A N Haas, Danielle S Haugland, Jeffrey S Jacobovitz, Shannon Elise McClure, Tiffany Rider

Young Lawyer Rep:  Frank Qi

Committee Roster (504 total members)


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