Professor Pamela Samuelson was the keynote speaker at Cardozo's Distinguished Lecture in IP, sponsored by the Intellectual Property and Information Law program. Samuelson, the Richard M.
November 8, 2019
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.