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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 ABA Connect page, where we post documents and host discussions via our 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!

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If you have any suggestions or comments on the site, please contact Gwendolyn Cooley or Amy McFarlane.


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

    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 ...


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Programs

View all past and upcoming programs sponsored by the State Enforcement Committee.
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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Cooley, Gwendolyn
McFarlane, Amy

Council Representative:

Brannon, Leah

Vice-Chairs:

Brady, Lizabeth
Hallas, Melanie
Lawson, Richard
Wolfe, George

Liaison:

Sharp, Margaret

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