2016 National Lawyers Convention
In his confirmation hearing, Justice Scalia told the Senators that, as a law school student, he had never really understood antitrust law; later, he learned that he shouldn't have understood it, because it did not make any sense then. It should come as no surprise, that in his subsequent time on the Court, Justice Scalia strove to rectify that problem, and succeeded through clearly written majority decisions that changed the direction of jurisprudence on monopolization (U.S. v. Trinko) and class certification in massive antitrust and other business class actions (Wal-Mart v. Dukes, Comcast v. Behrens), and powerful dissents. As a modern intellectual leader of the "Chicago school" of economics, Justice Scalia played an important role in shaping the Court's approach to antitrust law and hence development of the law in the lower courts. It is a good time to consider the impact of his legacy, including how lasting those decisions will be, whether and how the course of antitrust jurisprudence could change and who will take his place in the Court on these issues.
This panel was held on November 17, 2016, during the 2016 National Lawyers Convention in Washington, DC.
Corporations, Securities & Antitrust: Justice Scalia's Contributions to Antitrust Law
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
- Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- Ms. Deborah A. Garza, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
- Prof. C. Scott Hemphill, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
- Moderator: Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
The Mayflower Hotel Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group Podcast
Mergers and other transactions between large telecommunications companies are always the subject of vigorous public debate, and recent developments in the area provide an excellent opportunity to explore many of the big questions in play. What is the future of media and telecom companies in today’s vast changing technology landscape? How important is scale? How should government assess the competition and public interest benefits and threats of proposed deals? What process should be employed by what agencies? How do the principles of net neutrality play into the equation? Our experts discussed these questions and others.
Short Video with Richard Epstein
- Hon. Michael Copps, Special Adviser, Media and Democracy Reform Initiative, Common Cause
- William Rinehart, Director, Technology and Innovation Policy, American Action Forum
- Moderator: Hon. Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Director, Center for the Economics of the Internet, Hudson Institute
Professor Richard Epstein, Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, continues to give an brief history of unions and collective bargaining -- focusing on changes in markets resulting from globalization and discussing the instance of unions in the Japanese automobile industry. Short Video with Richard Epstein
Professor Richard Epstein, Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, gives a brief history of unions and collective bargaining - beginning with the New Deal and the industrial age and running through some of the changes in our economy over the last 80 years. Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group Podcast
Former Federal Trade Commissioner Josh Wright reflected on his recently-concluded tenure at the Commission on a Teleforum program recorded in front of a live audience at Covington & Burling's Washington, D.C. office.
- Hon. Joshua D. Wright, Professor of Law and Director, Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University School of Law, and former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
- Interviewer: Deborah A. Garza, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP