Conference on the Fiftieth Anniversary of United States v. Philadelphia National Bank
The Past, Present, and Future of Merger Law
NYU School of Law
November 15, 2013
108 West 3rd Street
Abstract: In 1963 the Supreme Court decided United States v. Philadelphia National Bank. This was only the Court’s second decision under the amended Section 7 of the Clayton Act. This conference will examine the Court’s decision in PNB then, as it has developed since (both in terms of court decisions and economic thinking in the United States and elsewhere), and how it might yet develop in the future. The Supreme Court has not decided a substantive Section 7 case since 1974. The papers presented at this conference will hopefully contribute to an understanding of Section 7 that will prove useful should such a case come before the Court in the near future.