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Civil Practice and Procedure Committee

 Section of Antitrust Law

Civil Practice and Procedure Committee


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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.


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 ( 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 ( 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 (

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


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

Civil Practice and Procedure

Annual Plan, Long Range Plan, Committee Charter

Perspectives in Antitrust


Committee Events

Competition Litigation Around the World: The United Kingdom

September 18, 2014
Is the United Kingdom opening a new front in the global battleground for private antitrust litigation? Has US-style litigation come to Europe at last?

Find out by joining us on September 18th for the 3rd chapter in our Competition Litigation Around the World series, focusing on the United Kingdom. The program will provide an overview of private antitrust litigation in the UK, as well as critical analysis of recent developments of importance in this key front-line jurisdiction. Please join our outstanding panel of speakers on September 18th. Free registration is available here:

The International Committee and the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee present
Competition Litigation Around the World: United Kingdom

Thursday September 18, 2014, 12:00 EST | 17.00 GMT
Dial-in Access

Moderator: Jennifer Marsh, K&L Gates LLP, London
Speaker: Shaun Goodman, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, London
Speaker: Romano Subiotto, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, London/Brussels
Speaker: Patrick Harrison, Sidley Austin LLP, London

Be the Boss! Managing Up, Down & Sideways

October 21, 2014
Please join us Tuesday, October 21st, for our Fall Reception in Washington, DC.

As young attorneys grow into their legal careers, they are tasked with ever increasing responsibilities—including running case teams, managing client expectations, and becoming a partner’s indispensable resource. Although mastering the management techniques necessary to navigate the transition from simply following orders to leading the charge is critically important in elevating a young lawyer’s career, these “soft skills” are rarely addressed in even the best of professional development programs. Our panel will discuss common management challenges faced by antitrust attorneys in the middle of their careers and impart successful strategies for managing up (partners and clients), down (junior associates), and sideways (experts, economists, and co-counsel). The panelists—from all walks of the legal field—will share their insights, anecdotes, and maybe even a war story or two, on how they learned to manage up, down, and sideways . . . and to “Be the Boss!”


•         Dan Fundakowski, Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C., Washington, D.C.


•         Kevin Yingling, Google, Inc., Washington, D.C.
•         Amy Manning, McGuireWoods, LLP, Chicago, IL
•         Julia York, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, LLP, Washington, D.C.
•         Thomas Mueller, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP, Washington, D.C.


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Committee Events

    FTAIA Fundamentals and Fandemonium


    This program will be part 1 in a four part series exploring various issues relating to the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act. This panel will serve as a background to the series and will explore the FTAIA's history, language and purposes. It will examine the pre-FTAIA case law regarding the application ...

    Antitrust Update for In-House Counsel


    This is a regular monthly program summarizing antitrust developments on interest to in-house counsel, this time for October 2014.Moderator:Steven Cernak, Schiff Hardin and Joel Cohen, Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLPSpeakers:William M. Hannay, Schiff HardinFrederick R. Juckiness, Schiff HardinJessic Sprovtsoff, ...

    Strategies on Dealing with Multiple Enforcers in the Merger Context


    Antitrust practitioners have had to consistently deal with different jurisdictions of merger enforcement. This panel will address strategies in dealing with the nuts and bolts of the various jurisdictions in the merger area.Moderators:* Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP* Jeffrey Jacobovitz, Co-Chair of Antitrust ...



Manning, Amy

Council Representative:

Gleklen, Jonathan


Conner, Ian
Haas, Elizabeth
Haugland, Danielle
Rider, Tiffany
Wofford, M

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Topical Index of Pertinent Articles & Resources


Click to view an archive of past Practitioner issues, published by the Committee.


Click to view all upcoming and past programs, sponsored by the Committee.

Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on October 15, 2014

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