The George Washington Law Review Fall 2019 Symposium

Lessons Learned from Windy Times at the Interface Among International Trade, Intellectual Property, Antitrust, and Financial Regulation

The George Washington Law Review is excited to announce our Fall 2019 Symposium, Lessons Learned from Windy Times at the Interface Among International Trade, Intellectual Property, Antitrust, and Financial Regulation.

The past century, past decade, and past few years have each in their own way seen extraordinary development across the fields of international trade, intellectual property, antitrust, and financial regulation. The changes are beyond technical or incremental, in many cases raising questions about the very policy goals and foundations of these fields and related regulatory regimes. This symposium will focus on what this all means for both private sector actors and government officials, and what new developments might be on the horizon.  

Please join the leading scholars and professionals from the academic, government, and private sectors brought together by our faculty co-organizers, former Commissioners and Professors F. Scott Kieff and William E. Kovacic to share collaborative discussions. Our focus will be on comparing and contrasting how to confront challenges, solve problems, and collaborate in the national interest in such a dynamic environment. The symposium will explore key lessons learned and offer insights and best practices for the following:

  • Regulatory efficiency and efficacy
  • Collaboration across government agencies and across different national governments 
  • Neutral services for private arbitration, mediation, and monitoring in the shadow of public adjudication
  • Compliance and oversight at mission speed
  • Integrating contrasting values, such as privacy, on the one hand, and tracking to further goals such as know-your-customer and anti-money-laundering, on the other
  • Governance and decision-making systems that integrate economic and security interests in government or private sector settings
  • How to combine human decision making with machine decision making through artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • The impact of blockchain on how we transact and how we regulate
  • Private litigation to redress public wrongs, such as whistleblower and qui tam

Articles and essays resulting from the symposium will be published in Issue 6 of Volume 88 of the Law Review. Please visit www.gwlr.org/symposia for information about past symposia.  

If you have questions about attendance or participation, please contact The George Washington Law Review Senior Projects Editor Shelby Rampolo at [email protected].


Agenda*

8 am: Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am: Computing, Trusting, and Transacting

  • Glenn Barnes, Partner, Konsortium
  • Dirk Brown, Faculty Director, McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise; Clinical Assistant Professor, Darla Moore School of Business at University of South Carolina
  • Thomas D. Grant, Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
  • Hon. F. Scott Kieff, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, GW Law; Former Commissioner, US International Trade Commission
  • Troy A. Paredes, Founder, Paredes Strategies; former Commissioner, US Securities and Exchange Commission

9:45 am: Coffee Break and Networking

10 am: Private and Public Sector Interfaces in Commercial Innovation Systems

  • Françoise M. Birnholz, Attorney-at-Law
  • Dr. Anne Layne Farrar, Vice President, Charles River Associates; Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Andrew F. Knaggs, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism

11:15 am: Coffee Break and Networking

11:30 am - 12:45 pm: Professionals and Professionalism

  • Dirk Brown, Faculty Director, McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise; Clinical Assistant Professor, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina.
  • Brock Dahl, Associate General Counsel, National Security Agency
  • Lee Schneider, General Counsel, Block One

12:45 pm: Lunch

1:45 pm: Disputing and Adjudicating

  • Robert Anderson, former official, World Trade Organization
  • Mitchell Ginsburg, Associate Principal at Charles River Associates; former senior official at the US International Trade Commission and the US Trade Representative
  • Hon. William E. Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, GW Law; Former Chair, US Federal Trade Commission
  • Mary A. Inman, Partner, Constantine Cannon

3 pm: Closing Reception

*Agenda is subject to revision