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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!



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 Amy McFarlane at Amy.McFarlane@ag.ny.gov.


Announcements

Every two years, the ABA Section of Antitrust Law puts on the highly-regarded Masters Course—a conference directed at young but experienced associates, partners, and government and in-house attorneys to provide deeper insight into key antitrust principles. This is an unmatched training opportunity featuring a stellar line-up of senior antitrust practitioners in the public and private sectors. This year, the conference will take place on October 9-11 at the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge in Historic Williamsburg, VA.


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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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Committee Events

[Program Materials] Multistate Consumer Investigations: State AG Perspectives and Priorities

February 19, 2014
 
Section Events

    Minority Interest Acquisitons: New Guideance from

    09/10/2014-09/10/2014

    Minority investments historically have been thought to raise fewer issues from an antitrust law perspective than an acquisition of control of an entity. Minority investments are also associated with unique competitive theories of harm. This panel will feature the European Commissions new white paper ...

    White Papers and Other Voluntary Submissions

    09/24/2014-09/24/2014

    At key moments in agency investigations, a voluntary submission can provide much needed clarity on economic theory, the competitive dynamics of an industry, and/or the likely effects of a given transaction. Our distinguished panelists will explore whether and when to submit a white paper or other voluntary ...

    Antitrust Masters Course VII

    10/08/2014-10/11/2014

    Every two years, the ABA Section of Antitrust Law puts on the highly-regarded Masters Coursea conference directed at young but experienced associates, partners, and government and in-house attorneys to provide deeper insight into key antitrust principles. This is an unmatched training opportunity featuring ...


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Programs

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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Domen, Victor
Wertz, Tracy

Council Representatives:

O'Connor, Kevin

Vice-Chairs:

Cooley, Gwendolyn
Fulkerson, Bret
Mason, Mary Anne
McCurdy, Gregory
McFarlane, Amy

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