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Welcome to the webpage of the State Enforcement Committee. Our Committee monitors and reports on recent developments in state antitrust and consumer protection enforcement. We examine current and possible future state enforcement practices and initiatives, and evaluate the significance of these activities from the perspectives of state enforcers, private plaintiffs, defense counsel and the business community.




The Committee's programming includes brown bag presentations on state antitrust enforcement in national and international cases, state consumer protection enforcement, disparities between federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws, sponsorship of the annual "Breakfast with State Antitrust Enforcers" at the Section's Spring Meeting, and sponsorship of other Spring Meeting programs.




The Committee publishes a newsletter semi-annually, and is responsible for sections related to state antitrust enforcement in Antitrust Law Developments and its annual updates. The Committee publishes a State Antitrust Enforcement Handbook, which was updated in 2008. It has also revised Proving Antitrust Damages, first published in 1996.




To keep members informed of recent developments in state enforcement, the Committee maintains an active listserv. We also have a social media presence on LinkedIn.




The Committee administers the State Enforcer Participation Enhancement Grants. These grants, which are designed to facilitate active involvement by state enforcers in the Section’s activities, provide funds to travel to Section programs. For more information about these grants, please follow the link on the right.




We welcome participation, so if you'd like to get involved in the Committee - whether by writing an article for the newsletter, suggesting a topic for a brownbag, contributing commentary to our listserv, or becoming active in any other way - please get in touch with any of our Chairs, Vice-Chairs, or Young Lawyer representatives. We look forward to hearing from you!




If you have any problems accessing the site, please use the Website Problems? link.




If you have any suggestions or comments on the site, please contact Amy McFarlane at Amy.McFarlane@ag.ny.gov.


June 26 Program Video




Former FTC Commissioner, Panelists Report New Solutions to Fight IP Theft

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law hosted a panel headed by former FTC Commissioner Bill Kovacic and featuring former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, Deputy California Attorney General Emilio Varanini, and National Association of Manufacturers Vice President for Public Affairs Tiffany Adams.

The panelists discussed the recent use of unfair competition laws to stop IP theft and software piracy. During the question and answer period, Vic Domen of the Tennessee Attorney General's Office announced a settlement with a Thai tire manufacturer that used stolen intellectual property to compete unfairly against local manufacturing businesses.

Watch/Download Video (1 GB)

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Section Events

    Spotlight on Compliance: Canada

    10/23/2014-10/23/2014

    In September, Canada's Competition Bureau released an updated draft of its Corporate Compliance Bulletin. The Bulletin provides what the Bureau considers to be the requisite elements for an "effective and credible" program and provides important compliance-related guidance. With an increasing focus in ...

    NC Dental Amici: The Scope of the State Action Doctrine

    10/24/2014-10/24/2014

    In NC Dental v. FTC, the Supreme Court will review the scope of the state-action doctrine of federal antitrust immunity, with important implications for how state regulatory boards are constituted and governed. Numerous amici have weighed in on how free states should be to allow professional organizations ...

    Merger Efficiencies: Hot Documents and Hot Data

    10/28/2014-10/28/2014

    What do the government agencies find persuasive on efficiencies? What types of data and documents will help deals get to the finish line? What types of data and documents will undermine efficiencies claims and potentially jeopardize the deal? When can efficiencies offset potential anticompetitive ...


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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Domen, Victor
Wertz, Tracy

Council Representative:

Martucci, Paula

Vice-Chairs:

Cooley, Gwendolyn
Mason, Mary Anne
McCurdy, Gregory
McFarlane, Amy
Stein, Elisabeth

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