The Samuel & Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance hosted Antitrust in the Modern Economy, on November 7.
The panelists included Andrew Finch, Partner and Co-Chair of the Antitrust Practice Group at Paul Weiss; Christina Ma, Associate in Antitrust at Wachtell; and Joseph Matelis, Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell. Cardozo Professor Sam Weinstein, who also serves as a faculty co-director of the Heyman Center, was the panel's moderator.
The event was co-sponsored by Cardozo’s Antitrust Society and Women in Tech Law: Cardozo.
"Antitrust is having a moment," Weinstein said, "so it’s an exciting time to be practicing or a student in this area of law. It’s top of mind in the public consciousness.”
The panel discussed a variety of timely topics, including whether antitrust law is the right tool to handle the widely covered issue of “bigness,” particularly with respect to large technology companies; how uncertainty in enforcement trends and potential future regulation impacts advice relating to investigations and current deals; the effect of growing international antitrust enforcement regimes; the current focus on high-profile vertical mergers; the increase in length of DOJ and FTC merger reviews; and the new academic debate about how partial ownership by passive index funds may affect competition.