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State Enforcement


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 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.

Watch/Download Video (1 GB)

Recent Newsletters

State Enforcement


Section Events

    Consumer Protection Committee Town Hall


    The Consumer Protection Committee Will Knock Your Socks Off! Join the Consumer Protection Leadership as we discuss our exceptional array of programming and content for the 2015-2016 bar year. Come share your ideas for new areas of programming and development. We have a lot in store for you and hope you ...

    Considering the Cost of the Price Cost Test


    Courts have use the cost price test as the rule for determining when pricing conduct is anticompetitive. Has the test delivered on its promise? Or are other approaches to analyzing potential anticompetitive effects of pricing practices better suited to the job? Moderator: *James Nichols, Dorsey & ...

    Antitrust Intellectual Property Conference

    Stanford University

    The biennial Antitrust and Intellectual Property Conference, co-sponsored with the Section of IP Law, is a flagship Section program. This one-day program in the Silicon Valley will focus multiple panels of industry, government and academic luminaries on issues of most importance to those who advise companies ...

Recent Litigation Documents

Annual Plan, Long Range Plan


Newsletters published by the Committee.


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



Domen, Victor
Wertz, Tracy

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Martucci, Paula


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

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