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Insurance and Financial Services

Welcome to the 2017-18 Committee Year

Welcome everyone to a new year with the Insurance and Financial Services Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section. We wanted to introduce our leadership to you and let you know about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved in the Committee.

Advisory Committee.

Welcome to our team for another year our terrific Advisory Committee, which consists of experts across the insurance and financial services disciplines. The Advisory Committee is a geographically and discipline-diverse group, with lawyers and economists that represent state government and private clients, practice in the United States and Europe, consult and otherwise have their fingers on the pulse of the industries we cover. For more information regarding our Advisory Committee, please contact Gary Kubek or Eric Stock.


We are eager to expand our ranks and have several activities planned in the coming year to introduce both ourselves and the benefits of Committee involvement. For more information about how to get involved in the committee contact Elizabeth Prewitt.


Our newsletter, The Exchange, is published twice a year and is quickly becoming a leading source of information for those interested in developments that lie where antitrust and consumer protection intersect with insurance and financial services. We send out periodic calls for articles on topics of current relevance, but we also welcome and encourage innovative proposals for content. Those interested in being published can contact Jason Dubner.

Listserv and Social Media.

We post recent developments, announcements, and other news on our listserv and Connect pages. For more information about how to contribute to these platforms contact Amanda Norton. A link to sign up for the listserv is at the bottom of the right-hand column on this page.


We are working on several exciting programs for the balance of the year and are looking forward to the Section’s 2018 Spring Meeting. Please contact Gary Kubek, Eric Stock, John Snyder, or Elizabeth Prewitt with your ideas for additional programs.

Bank Mergers Handbook.

We are in the process of updating and revising the Bank Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook. To help with drafting and editing the book, please contact Mike Miller. The Handbook, which is now available in the ABA Store, draws on the expertise of domestic and international bank merger experts. It provides an overview of how the U.S. antitrust laws apply to bank mergers, focusing on the unique challenges presented by the dual regulatory framework. The Handbook should be on every bank merger lawyer's bookshelf.

Committee Charter

The Insurance and Financial Services Committee is dedicated to providing a forum for discussion of a wide range of competition and consumer protection issues that affect insurance and financial markets and institutions. We strive to be a valuable resource for members with a variety of perspectives, including that of antitrust, competition, and consumer protection lawyers and that of lawyers and business people involved in the insurance industry and a broad array of financial services, including the securities and commodities markets, banking, payment systems, and a broad array of other financial services. Our Committee programs and newsletter address the wide variety of competition and consumer protection developments that affect insurance and financial services, including enforcement proceedings, competition and consumer protection policy at the regulatory agencies, legislation, and litigation. We aim to present the views not only of industry participants and private practitioners, but also of representatives of a wide variety of government agencies including the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and state antitrust, consumer protection, and insurance regulators. With our diverse membership, the Committee offers a forum for members to engage in lively debate on the many competition and consumer protection issues currently facing the insurance and financial services industries. We keep our members apprised of new developments, as well as Committee activities and programs, principally through email alerts. In addition, a more detailed discussion of recent court decisions, merger activity, government enforcement activities and pending legislation of interest is provided in our Committee’s newsletter. The newsletter is published at least two times per year. Recent events have enhanced the relevance of Committee activities to the Section’s membership. The recent collapse of leading financial institutions and insurance companies, as well as the significant number of criminal investigations stemming from the financial sector, has led to increasing calls for regulation, and to questions about the role of competition and free markets in these sectors. The Committee continues to monitor, analyze, and develop programs bearing on the issues for the benefit of the Section’s membership.

Insurance and Financial Services

The Exchange

The newsletter of the Insurance and Financial Services Committee, The Exchange, publishes articles on topics relevant to antitrust and consumer protection in the insurance and finance industries. The Exchange is published twice a year, in April and October. We are pleased to make past issues of our committee newsletters available below. If you have an idea for a possible article, please send it to the newsletter editor, Jason Dubner. Length is flexible, but most articles will be from 1500 to 5000 words.

The Exchange Newsletter

Annual Plan, Long Range Plan


Section Events

    Part II: International Consumer Protection Developments (Australia and New Zealand)


    Please join us on May 22, 2018 for a consumer protection update on significant developments and areas of enforcement in Australia and New Zealand. We will hear from leading consumer protection experts, Charles Coorey (Gilbert + Tobin) and Rob Nicholls (Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, ...

    Tech-Savvy and Talented: Competition in Employment Practices


    Recent cases involving high-tech employees and animation workers reflect a growing interest in the application of antitrust laws to the employment area. At the same time, newly issued guidance from DOJ and FTC focuses on such practices as naked no-poaching agreements or wage-fixing agreements. Why ...

    Practicing as an Antitrust and Sports Lawyer


    Now more than ever, antitrust law is playing a meaningful role in sports. Actions against the NCAA, major sports leagues, and various regulatory bodies, among others, highlight the importance that antitrust plays in the sports arena today. How does one pursue a career where they can mesh antitrust ...



Kubek, Gary
Stock, Eric

Council Representative:

Martin, Scott


Dubner, Jason
Johnson, Deidre
Miller, Michael
Snyder, John

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The Insurance and Financial Services Committee is always working to develop new and exciting programs. Please contact Gary Kubek or Eric Stock with your ideas. Please also follow the link below to learn more about the Committee's upcoming program.

Committee Resources

The Insurance and Financial Services Committee is dedicated to providing practitioners a one-stop-shop for information on the significant issues that arise where insurance and financial services intersect with antitrust and consumer protection. If there are any topics or resources you would like to see added to what we have assembled, please contact John Snyder or Mike Miller.

Modified by Deborah Morgan on March 22, 2018

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