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Pricing Conduct

Pricing Conduct


Welcome Message

Welcome to the website for the Pricing Conduct Committee.

We are excited about the new Section Year, and kicked off our Committee Programs on September 22 with Part Two of our Deceptive Pricing series -- a panel that focused on discount advertising in Canada, the UK and the EU. We will then host our inaugural Town Hall on October 6, where the Committee leadership will discuss and preview this year’s exciting projects and initiatives.

We have a number of other Committee Programs planned, covering topics such as conditional pricing, Robinson-Patman, resale price maintenance, and price fixing and industry consolidation in the generics pharmaceuticals industry. And, of course, we will plan other programs as opportunities present. To that end, if you have ideas for topics you would like to see us explore, please get in touch (contacts below).

We at the PCC strive to keep you well informed on pricing-related competition issues through our programs, our 'Price Tags' feature introduced last year where we post timely articles, decisions and discussions, our newsletter, the ‘Price Point' and through Connect. Our Price Point publications can be found under the Newsletters section on the committee page as well as on Connect, now fully searchable article by article!

We welcome your participation and comments. I encourage you to communicate with me or any of our Vice Chairs. I also hope that you access and join in our discussions on Connect, and check out the 'Get Involved' section of our Committee Website below. Our emerging Editorial Boards for the Price Point and Price Tags in particular would welcome your contributions.

Dale Grimes

Get Involved



There are many opportunities for interested Antitrust Section members to get involved in the work of the Pricing Conduct Committee. These include writing or editing articles, helping organize committee programs, participating in drafting Section comments on pricing 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 Price Point We are always looking for articles for our quarterly publication focusing on developments in pricing conduct law and policy on both the domestic front and in the international arena. We welcome ideas for articles as well as assistance with drafting or editing. Contact: Jennifer Roach at jennifer.roach@thompsonhine.com.

Committee Programs
The Committee holds several brown-bag lunch programs each year. We welcome assistance in developing topics, identifying speakers, and organizing the programs. Contact: Meghan Rissmiller at meghan.rissmiller@hoganlovells.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: Dale Grimes at dgrimes@bassberry.com.

Books & Treatises
We have just published this summer the Primer on Federal Price Discrimination Laws 4th Ed. and are beginning work on the development of a comprehensive publication addressing frequently asked antitrust questions about pricing in the Americas and Europe. We would very much welcome input and interest in this work. Contact: Tom Ensign at Thomas.ensign@freshfields.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: Sarah Zielinski at szielinski@mcguirewoods.com

Connect
and Price Tags The Committee helps members stay abreast of developments through postings on Connect and, in particular, our new Price tags feature, where we post recent articles, decisions and discussion pieces on pricing topics we think our members will find helpful. If you are interested in helping keep an eye out for legislative developments, decisions or have an item of interest to circulate, please just let us know. We'd love to have more of our members involved in this important project! Contact: James Nichols at Nichols.James@dorsey.com and Frank Qi at Frank.Qi@ropesgray.com.

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Leadership

Chair:

Grimes, R Dale

Council Representative:

Aitken, Melanie

Vice-Chairs:

Boudreault, Jody
Ensign, Thomas
Perry, Jeffrey
Rissmiller, Meghan
Roach, Jennifer
Saravia, Celeste

Liaison:

Shimshoni, Hilla

Committee Roster  


Programs

View our past and future programs, sponsored by the Committee with links to program audio for the sessions you missed.
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Committee Events

Section Events

    The Nuts and Bolts of Reverse Payments

    10/24/2017-10/24/2017

    Through this Nuts & Bolts program we will walk through the fundamentals of and key developments in reverse payments. We will begin by spending approximately 15 minutes providing an overview of reverse payments, including the state of the law pre-Actavis, and the Actavis decision itself. We will then ...

    Why Antitrust? Exploring Careers in Antitrust and Consumer Protection at University of Baltimore

    10/25/2017-10/25/2017

    A panel and networking program geared toward law students interested in hearing about the types of careers and opportunities available to antitrust and consumer protection practitiioners. FREE : Antitrust Section Members, Government, Non-profit Employees, Students, Other Non-Members Explore Section ...

    Distribution Fundamental Series: Customer and Market Allocation

    10/26/2017-10/26/2017

    Its well known that agreements between competitors to allocate customers, territories, or business opportunities are per se illegal. But what about manufacturer-imposed requirements that impose certain price, territory, customer, and other distribution restrictions on dealers? What factors go into demarcating ...


Newsletters

The Price Point is published three times a year by the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Pricing Conduct Committee.
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