The GW Competition Law Center hosts this conference with the goal of promoting discussion among policymakers, practitioners, and academics -- from the United States and abroad -- about new policy initiatives relating to private enforcement, emerging experience, and new research initiatives.
Friday and Saturday,
February 27 and 28, 2009
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
The George Washington University Law School
Lerner Hall, first floor
2000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
For more information or to RSVP, please contact:
Leslie J. Duche
Senior Secretary, GW Law
Friday, February 27
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Coffee and Registration
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Panel 1: New Directions on Private Enforcement in Europe
Eddy De Smijter, European Commission
Christopher Cook, Cleary Gottlieb (BE)
Ali Nikpay, Office of Fair Trading (UK)
Barry Rodger, University of Strathclyde (UK)
The Hon. Douglas Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Hannah Buxbaum, Indiana University
Michael Hausfeld, Hausfeld LLP
1:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Panel 2: Lessons from the “Old World” – the U.S. Experience
Edward Cavanagh, St. John’s University
Harry First, New York University
Robert Lande, University of Baltimore
Spencer Waller, Loyola University (Chicago)
Stephen Calkins, Wayne State University
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
3:45 - 5:15 p.m.
Panel 3: Class Actions and Their Alternatives
David Rosenberg, Harvard University
Roger Van Den Bergh, Erasmus University (NL)
Michael Abramowicz, George Washington University Law School
Eric Cramer, Berger & Montague
Saturday, February 28
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Panel 4: Building Private Enforcement Capacity – Institutional Considerations
Salil Mehra, Temple University
David Gerber, Chicago-Kent University
William Kovacic, Federal Trade Commission
Edward Iacobucci, Toronto University (CA)
Francisco Marcos, IE Law School/Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia (ES)
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Panel 5: Empirical Assessment of Private Enforcement
Daniel Sokol, University of Florida
Philip Nelson, Economists Incorporated
Jonathan Baker, American University
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Wrap-up: Future Directions for Assessing Private Competition Policy
Andrew Gavil, Howard University
Edward Swaine, George Washington University Law School