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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!


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 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

    Prvacy and Security Quarterly Privacy Update

    05/03/2018-05/03/2018

    PRIS is launching a quarterly privacy update series (to replace the prior monthly updates). The first update will be held on May 3, 2018 and will be sponsored by the law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (Aaron Burstein) from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Aaron will present with several firm associates. FREE ...

    Spring Training: New Developments Concerning the Business of Baseball Exemptions

    05/04/2018-05/04/2018

    Since 1922, the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that the business of baseball does not constitute interstate commerce and is, therefore, exempt from federal antitrust scrutiny. While the Supreme Court has refused to extend the business of baseball exemption to other professional sports, the Court has ...

    Global Seminar Series Dusseldorf, Germany

    05/08/2018-05/08/2018
    Steigenberger Park Hotel
    Dusseldorf

    Thank you for registering for the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Global Seminar Series: Düsseldorf being held on May 8, 2018. · CONFERENCE UPDATES & DELEGATE ROSTERS are posted online at www.AmBar.org/ATSeminarSeries · ACCOMMODATIONS : ...


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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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