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Dr. Janet S. Netz invited to speak at AAI 2016 Private Enforcement Conference

Dr. Netz has been invited to join a group of antitrust experts speaking at the 2016 American Antitrust Institute (AAI) Private Enforcement Conference in Washington DC on November 9, 2016. The conference brings together a host of practitioners -- attorneys, economists, academics, and policy makers -- to discuss current issues relevant to private antitrust enforcement. A list of speakers can be found here. In addition to addressing the conference, Dr. Netz is serving on the 2016 judging committee selecting winners for the AAI 2016 Antitrust Enforcement Awards for legal practitioners and economists. The award honorees for this year were recently announced. Dr. Netz was previously awarded the honor for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Economics for her work in the TFT-LCD Antitrust Litigation. See article here. Dr. Netz will be participating in the panel discussion "The Challenge of Circumstantial Proof of Cartel Behavior and of Presenting Economic Issues and Concepts to Judges and Juries." The panel will discuss recent developments in the case law regarding the use of economic evidence in cartel cases, with a special focus on the economic evidence used to demonstrate the availability of class-wide proof of impact and damages in price-fixing class actions and to establish the existence of triable issues of fact regarding the existence of collusion at the summary judgment phase. The panel will also discuss the practical considerations regarding the presentation of economic evidence, at the class certification phase, and at trial. 

Co-panelists include Joseph Goldberg of Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Ives & Duncan, PA and William A. Isaacson of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. The panel will be moderated by Marc Seltzer of Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

A detailed agenda of the full conference program can be found here.

The American Antitrust Institute is an education, research, and advocacy organization working to increase the role of competition, assure that competition serves the interests of consumers, and challenge abuses of concentrated economic power in the American and world economy. For more information, see American Antitrust Institute.