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The International Committee keeps its members from around the world abreast of the latest developments in international competition law and U.S. antitrust developments with international implications. The Committee keeps members informed about new laws, leading cases, enforcement trends, policy developments and agency staff changes through Committee-produced programs, newsletters, discussion list and Connect updates, and publications. The International Committee also participates in the Section's outreach to foreign enforcement agencies and facilitates international dialogue on competition policy. 

Through our committee programs, members learn first-hand about recent developments from senior agency officials, scholars, and experienced U.S. and international practitioners. 

The Committee participates in writing treatises and handbooks on international antitrust topics, such as Obtaining Discovery Abroad and the Section’s flagship publication Antitrust Law Developments, and has developed an online handbook concerning multijurisdictional investigative processes, which is available on our Committee webpage. Our newsletter, the International Antitrust Bulletin, is published quarterly and provides a one-stop-shop for antitrust developments around the world. In addition, the Committee helps shape policy by working with the International Task Force and other Committees to prepare comments and analyses of policy initiatives, and new antitrust laws and proposed amendments. 

Finally, the Committee participates in the Section’s efforts to expand its international outreach to foreign competition agencies and bar groups and provides an excellent forum for non-U.S. and U.S. competition, consumer protection and privacy lawyers alike to network.



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How To Get Involved

There are many opportunities for interested Antitrust Section members to get involved in the work of the International Committee. These include writing or editing publications, helping organize committee programs, participating in drafting Section comments on international issues, and working on other policy issues. Several of the Committee’s projects are described in the list below. If a project interests you, we encourage you to get in touch with the indicated contact person.

The International Antitrust Bulletin

We are always looking for articles for this quarterly publication focusing on developments in international competition law. We welcome ideas for articles as well asassistance with drafting or editing. Contact: TomCollin at tom.collin@thompsonhine.com.

Committee Programs

The Committee holds numerous programs each year – usually in the form of telephonic conferences. We welcome assistance in developing topics, identifying speakers, and organizing the programs. Contact: Krisztian Katona at kkatona@ftc.gov or JonGowdy at jgowdy@mofo.com.

Comments & Position Papers

We often organize task forces to draft comments and position papers on various proposals, papers, and draft foreign and domestic legislation and guidelines. Contact: Casey Halladay at casey.halladay@mcmillan.ca or Julie Soloway at julie.soloway@blakes.com.

Publications

The Committee regularly leads or contributes to SAL projects aimed at publishing substantive materials of interest to our members and by our members. The publications range from monographs and handbooks to practice guides and the like. Contact: Cecil Chung at cschung@yulchon.com or Megan Jones at mjones@hausfeld.com.

New Member Outreach

Our Committee strives to help involve new members and make membership a rewarding experience. We welcome assistance with this project. Contact the committee chair or any vice-chair.

Leadership

Chair:

Taladay, John

Council Representative:

Schaeffer, Fiona

Vice-Chairs:

Chung, Cecil
Collin, Thomas
Gowdy, Jonathan
Halladay, Casey
Jones, Megan
Katona, Krisztian
Soloway, Julie

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Committee Events

[Program Materials] Navigating the Globe: Cartel Enforcement in Foreign Jurisdictions - Argentina

May 14, 2015
 
Section Events

    Consumer Protection Update

    09/08/2015-09/08/2015

    This telephonic update will summarize the significant developments in consumer protection law that occurred during August 2015. The presentation will cover cases, settlements, and other initiatives at the federal and state levels, as well as consumer class actions, Lanham Act litigation, and National ...

    Recent Antitrust Developments in the Health Care & Pharmaceuticals Markets: July & August Update.

    09/09/2015-09/09/2015

    This is the next installment of the Recent Developments Initiative, a series of in-person and telephonic programs on antitrust legislative, regulatory, enforcement and litigation developments in the health care and pharmaceuticals industries. This program will cover new developments during the months ...

    The FTC's New Section 5 Policy Statement: A Step Forward?

    09/09/2015-09/09/2015

    On August 13, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission issued a Policy Statement to clarify the antitrust principles that guide the Commission's application of its own standalone authority under Section 5 of the FTC Act. According to the FTC, the Statementthe first of its kind addressing unfair methods of ...


Programs

Click here for a listing of our programs since 2013. A link to each program's audio is included where available.
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Multijurisdictional Competition Law Investigations

The Committee's Handbook On Multijurisdictional Competition Law Investigations is an online treatise featuring country chapters prepared by Committee members.
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International Antitrust Bulletin

The International Committee's newsletter is published four times a year. See our newest edition 2015 Vol. 1 (March 2015)!
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Regional and Country Reporters


Annual Plan, Long Range Plan

Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on September 1, 2015

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