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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 Victor Domen or Tracy Wertz.


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.

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Section Events

    Communicating Without Signaling: Antitrust Compliant Public Communications

    05/02/2016-05/02/2016

    Sometimes an announcement is just an announcement not a signal or an invitation to collude. As FTC cases like those against McWane, U-Haul, and Valassis demonstrate, public communications are under increasing scrutiny. Learn how to stay on the right side of the line without compromising investor ...

    The FCC's new broadband consumer privacy NPRM: What it means for your client

    05/02/2016-05/02/2016

    The FCC is planning to issue new rules regarding a proposed framework for ensuring that consumers have the tools they need to make informed choices about how their data is used and when it is shared by their broadband providers. This program will provide the regulatory framework of the proposed rules ...

    Monthly Antitrust Update for In-House Counsel

    05/03/2016-05/03/2016

    The Corporate Counseling Committee will hold its monthly Antitrust Update for In-House Counsel, a telephonic committee program, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 12:00-1:00 pm ET. This program continues our popular monthly series of committee program in which antitrust practitioners report on the most recent ...


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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Domen, Victor
Wertz, Tracy

Council Representative:

Martucci, Paula

Vice-Chairs:

Brosky, Darcy
Cooley, Gwendolyn
Kerwin, David
Lawson, Richard
McFarlane, Amy
Stein, Elisabeth

Liaison:

Laevsky, George

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