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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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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!

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If you have any suggestions or comments on the site, please contact Amy McFarlane at

Recent Newsletters

Volume VII, Number 2 - Spring 2014

State Enforcement

SEPEG Program Description
SEPEG Nomination Form
Committee Resources & Litigation Documents
National Association of Attorneys General Multistate Litigation Database
National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates


Committee Events
[Program Materials] Multistate Consumer Investigations: State AG Perspectives and Priorities
February 19, 2014
Section Events

April 23, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 24, 2014
Crowell & Moring LLP
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

Recent Litigation Documents

State Enforcement Cases - 2Q2013
State Enforcement Cases - 1Q2013
Multistate Municipal Derivatives Settlements - JPMC
Multistate Municipal Derivatives Settlements - BOA and UBS

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Co-Chairs:  Victor J Domen Jr, Tracy Wertz

Council Representative:  Kevin J O'Connor

Vice-Chairs:  Gwendolyn Jean Cooley, Bret Fulkerson, Mary Anne Mason, Gregory V S McCurdy, Amy E McFarlane

Young Lawyer Rep:  Darcy Marie Brosky

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