Friday, January 20, 2012
8:20 AM - 5:15 PM
NYU School of Law
108 West 3rd Street
Lipton Hall


Conference Co-sponsors

NYU School of LawAmerican Association of Law Schools – Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation
American Bar Association – Section of Antitrust Law

Conference Co-organizers

Harry First – NYU School of Law
Edward Cavanaugh – St. John’s School of Law
D. Daniel Sokol – University of Florida Law Levin College of Law


This is the second "Next Generation of Antitrust Scholarship Conference" (the first was held in January 2010).  The purpose of this day-long conference is to provide an opportunity for antitrust/competition law professors who began their full time professorial career in or after 2002 to present their latest research.  Senior antitrust scholars and practitioners in the field will comment on the papers.


Free and open to the public. NY CLE credits are available to attendees. Registration required.


08:20 – 08:50am             Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:50 – 09:00am             Introductory Comments from ABA Section of Antitrust Law Chair

Richard Steuer, Chair, ABA Section of Antitrust Law; Mayer Brown

09:00 – 10:30am             Session 1: Antitrust and Courts

Session Chair: J. Douglas Richards, Cohen Milstein

Speaker: Hillary Greene, University of Connecticut School of Law
The Architecture of Legal Consistency
Discussant: E. Thomas Sullivan, University of Minnesota Law School

Speaker: Rebecca Haw, Vanderbilt University Law School.
Adversarial Economics in Antitrust Litigation: Losing Academic Consensus in the Battle of the Experts
Discussant: Judge Douglas Ginsburg, NYU School of Law

Speaker: Avishalom Tor, University of Notre Dame The Law School
Understanding Behavioral Antitrust
Discussant: Bruce Kobayashi, George Mason University School of Law

Practitioner Session Discussant: Stephen Houck, Menaker & Herrmann

10:30 – 10:45am              Break

10:45 – 12:15pm              Session 2: The Structure of Antitrust

Session Chair: Stacey Mahoney, Gibson Dunn

Speaker: Daniel Crane, University of Michigan Law School
Rethinking Merger Efficiencies
Discussant: Janusz Ordover, NYU Stern School of Business

Speaker: D. Daniel Sokol, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Behavioral Remedies for Cartels? End to Fines for Leniency Applicants and the Case for Corporate Monitors 
Discussant: Harry First, NYU School of Law

Practitioner Session Discussant: Roxann Henry, Dewey & LeBoeuf

12:15 – 01:00pm             Lunch

01:00 – 02:30pm             Session 3: Antitrust and Intellectual Property

Session Chair: Elaine Johnston, Allen & Overy

Speaker: C. Scott Hemphill, Columbia Law School
Parallel Exclusion
Discussant: Lawrence White, NYU Stern School of Business

Speaker: Ariel Katz, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
What Antitrust Law Can (and Cannot) Teach About the First Sale Doctrine
Discussant: Mark Patterson, Fordham University School of Law

Speaker: Thomas Cheng, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law
Putting Innovation Incentives Back in the Patent-Antitrust Interface
Discussant: Marina Lao, Seton Hall University School of Law

Practitioner Session Discussant: Steven Edwards, Hogan Lovells

02:30 – 02:45pm             Break

02:45 – 04:15pm             Session 4: Antitrust and Regulation

Session Chair: Christine Varney, Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Speakers: Anu Bradford, University of Chicago Law School & Tim Buthe, Duke University Department of Political Science
The Law and Politics of Antitrust in an Open Economy
Discussant: William Kovacic, The George Washington University Law School

Speaker: Damien Gerard, University of Louvain Law
Antitrust and the Public/Private Divide: Which Discipline for State Action?
Discussant: Eleanor Fox, NYU School of Law

Speaker: Christopher Sagers, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Legal Boundaries as Political Economy: The Scope of Antitrust and a General Theory of the Regulation-Competition Dichotomy
Discussant: Edward Cavanaugh, St. John’s University School of Law

Practitioner Session Discussant: Jay Himes, Labaton Sucharow

04:15 – 05:15pm             Cocktail Reception

For more information visit the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.