The Sedona Conference® Accepting Applications for Invitation-Only 13th Annual Antitrust Law & Litigation Conference, October 20-21, Del Mar, California

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The Sedona Conference® is now accepting applications at http://www.thesedonaconference.org/conferences/201110120 for its invitation-only 13th Annual Antitrust Law & Litigation Conference: International Enforcement & Its Political Underpinnings, to be held on October 20-21 at the L’Auberge Del Mar in Del Mar, California. This year’s conference will focus on the spread of U.S. antitrust laws to the European Union and beyond, examining how the U.S. and EU often treat the same conduct differently and allow for different enforcement mechanisms and procedures.

The Sedona Conference® announced that it is now accepting applications for its invitation-only 13th Annual Antitrust Law & Litigation Conference: International Enforcement & Its Political Underpinnings, to be held on Thursday-Friday, October 20-21, 2011, at the beautiful L’Auberge Del Mar in Del Mar, California. Registration is by invitation only and strictly limited to 45 participants to ensure an intimate environment for meaningful dialogue. For further details and to apply for an invitation, please visit http://www.thesedonaconference.org/conferences/201110120.

This year’s conference will focus on the spread of U.S. antitrust laws to the European Union and beyond, and examine how the U.S. and EU often treat the same conduct differently, and allow for different enforcement mechanisms and procedures. The underlying thread, as the dialogue moves from subject to subject, is how the political underpinnings of antitrust enforcement influence the antitrust laws and enforcement activities within different countries.

Important topics to be covered during this year’s invitation-only program include: Global Case Law Update; Merger Enforcement; Abuse of Dominance; Vertical Conduct; Cartels; Private Damage Actions in the EU; and The Future of Global Antitrust Enforcement.

The international, blue-ribbon faculty will be chaired by Daniel R. Shulman of Gray Plant Mooty and includes Christian Ahlborn of Linklaters; Joseph M. Alioto of the Alioto Law Firm; Donald I. Baker of Baker & Miller PLLC; Howard Bergman of the University of Minnesota Law School; Kathleen E. Foote of the California Department of Justice; Per Hellström of the Antitrust Unit of the European Commission; Hon. Susan Illston of the Northern District of California; Anthony Maton of Hausfeld & Co LLP; Christopher J. Meyers of Microsoft Corporation; J. Thomas Rosch of the Federal Trade Commission; Scott A. Sher of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; and Margaret M. Zwisler of Latham & Watkins, LLP.

The Sedona Conference® is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) research and educational institute dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of antitrust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property rights. Through a combination of Conferences, Working Groups, and the "magic" of dialogue, The Sedona Conference® seeks to move the law forward in a reasoned and just way. For more information, visit http://www.thesedonaconference.org.

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