Big Tech and Antitrust Conference   

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Jointly Sponsored by the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology and the Institute for Privacy Protection


WHEN
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 12:00-6:00 p.m. EST.

WHERE
Virtual. Link and access code will be provided via email prior to event.

CLE CREDIT
5.5 NJ CLE credits pending

TICKETS/FEE
Complimentary / No Fee


DESCRIPTION
Until recently, the European Union led the way in antitrust enforcement against Google while U.S. antitrust regulators took a mostly hands-off approach. Over the past year, however, U.S. state and federal antitrust enforcement authorities have filed cases against Google, Facebook, and others. Meanwhile, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling for increased regulation of big technology and social media companies. Not since the dawn of the Internet era, when both the U.S. and the EU pursued antitrust actions against Microsoft, has there been such apparent agreement about the need to regulate technology companies. It is unclear, however, whether this apparent agreement is real or the product of accidental convergences from very different ideological presuppositions. It is even less clear whether, or to what extent, or in what manner, antitrust or other competition-related regulation of Big Tech reflects good law or policy.

Seton Hall University School of Law's Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology and Institute for Privacy Protection are co-hosting this virtual conference to explore these issues from U.S., EU, and international perspectives with leading academics, practitioners, and former regulators.

The event will begin with a keynote address, "Liberty, Equality, & Fraternity: Evolution or Revolution in Antitrust?” from Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Former FTC Commissioner and Acting Chairwoman; Section Chair - Antitrust & Competition Law (Firmwide), Partner, Baker Botts. We then will have a roundtable discussion and three moderated panel presentations. Attorneys, regulators, policy makers, academics, and students should attend. 5.5 NJ CLE credits are pending.

OPEN CLE MATERIALS
(Available by Feb. 16)

 

AGENDA Wednesday, February 16, 2022

12:00 p.m.

Welcome

Dean Boozang

Kathleen M. Boozang
Dean & Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law

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Gaia Bernstein

Gaia Bernstein
Technology, Privacy and Policy Professor of Law, Co-Director, Institute for Privacy Protection, and Co-Director, Gibbons Institute of Law Science and Technology, Seton Hall University School of Law

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12:10 p.m.

Keynote Address

Liberty, Equality, & Fraternity: Evolution or Revolution in Antitrust?

Maureen K. Ohlhausen

Maureen K. Ohlhausen
Former Commissioner and Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission and Section Chair - Antitrust & Competition Law (Firmwide), Partner, Baker Botts

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Introduction

Marina Lao

Marina Lao
Board of Visitors Research Scholar and the Edward S. Hendrickson Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law

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12:55 p.m.

BREAK

1:00 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion

Movements in Antitrust: The Chicago School, Post-Chicago and Progressive Antitrust, Neo-Brandeis, and Beyond

Sanjukta Paul

Sanjukta Paul
Assistant Professor of Law, Romano Stancroff Research Scholar, Wayne State University Law School

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Henry C. Su

Henry C. Su
Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

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Ramsi Woodcock

Ramsi Woodcock
Assistant Professor, Rosenberg College of Law, Assistant Professor of Management, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky

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Moderator

Marina Lao

Marina Lao
Board of Visitors Research Scholar and the Edward S. Hendrickson Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law

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2:00 p.m.

BREAK

2:15 p.m.

Panel One

Theory to Doctrine: Should Specific Antitrust Doctrines or Cases Be Revisited in the Digital Age?

Daniel A. Crane

Daniel A. Crane
Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

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Nikolas Guggenberger

Nikolas Guggenberger
Executive Director, Yale Information Society Project, Research Scholar & Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School

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Reallocating Network Effects: Industrial Policy for Digital Pluralism

Filippo Lancieri

Filippo Lancieri
Post-doctoral Fellow, ETH Zurich Center for Law and Economics, and Fellow, George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Designing Remedies for Digital Markets: The Interplay Between Antitrust and Regulation

Kristen Jakobsen Osenga

Kristen Jakobsen Osenga
Austin E. Owen Research Scholar & Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law

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Store Brands, Shop Keepers, and Shutting Down the Successful: Antitrust Law and Big Tech Marketplaces

Moderator

Gaia Bernstein

Gaia Bernstein
Technology, Privacy and Policy Professor of Law, Co-Director, Institute for Privacy Protection, and Co-Director, Gibbons Institute of Law Science and Technology, Seton Hall University School of Law

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3:15 p.m.

BREAK

3:30 p.m.

Panel Two

Applying Antitrust to Privacy, Manipulative Design, and Social Networks

Jane Bambauer

Jane Bambauer
Professor of Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

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Privacy, Competition, and Sanity: Pick Two

Gaia Bernstein

Gaia Bernstein
Technology, Privacy and Policy Professor of Law, Co-Director, Institute for Privacy Protection, and Co-Director, Gibbons Institute of Law Science and Technology, Seton Hall University School of Law

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Antitrust and the Manipulation of Time

Alan Z. Rozenshtein

Alan Z. Rozenshtein
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

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Content Moderation on Federated Platforms

Matthew Sipe

Matthew Sipe
Assistant Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law

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Privacy, Antitrust, and Covering Private Eyes with an Invisible Hand

Moderator

David Opderbeck

David Opderbeck
Professor of Law, Co-Director, Institute for Privacy Protection, and Co-Director, Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, Seton Hall University School of Law

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4:30 p.m.

BREAK

4:45 p.m.

Panel Three

Comparative Perspectives: EU and Beyond

Kristen E. Boon

Kristen E. Boon
Miriam T. Rooney Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law

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The Sovereign Veil and the Corporate Veil: State Owned Entities in International Law

Aileen Nielsen

Aileen Nielsen
Fellow, Law & Tech, ETH Zurich Center for Law and Economics

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Behavioral Challenges to Defining Markets in Attention Economies

David Opderbeck

David Opderbeck
Professor of Law, Co-Director, Institute for Privacy Protection, and Co-Director, Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, Seton Hall University School of Law

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IXPs, International Internet Governance, and Competition Policy

Holly Aisatullin Ritson

Holly Aisatullin Ritson
Research Fellow, Guarini Global Law & Tech, New York University School of Law

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Antitrust in AdTech: The Australian Approach

Moderator

Tara Adams Ragone

Tara Adams Ragone
Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University School of Law

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5:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

David Opderbeck

David Opderbeck
Professor of Law, Co-Director, Institute for Privacy Protection, and Co-Director, Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, Seton Hall University School of Law

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CONTACT
For more information about this event, contact Lili Young at [email protected].


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