Albert Foer '73 to Speak in Webcast on "Antitrust in 2012"
The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Albert A. Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Legal Series: Antitrust in 2012.” This event is scheduled for August 28, 2012 from 12pm – 2pm (ET).
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Recent government challenges of proposed and consummated mergers and enforcement actions and investigations against companies engaged in price fixing or exclusionary contracting have taken antitrust scrutiny to new levels. In a complex and dynamic economy, the issues can involve intellectual property rights, investments in innovation, and relationships with distributors and customers.
The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of key experts and thought leaders to help companies understand and manage the antitrust risks and issues that they may encounter before they embark on an acquisition strategy or a contract negotiation with key customers, distributors, and suppliers. In a two-hour Live webcast, speakers will provide an in-depth analysis of the key antitrust issues of the day and their implications. Panelists will also discuss how companies can effectively deal with potential antitrust scrutiny and provide practical guidance on how companies can remain in compliance with the antitrust laws.
About Albert Foer
The President of the American Antitrust Institute is Albert A. ("Bert") Foer, whose career has included private law practice in Washington, DC (Hogan & Hartson, Jackson & Campbell); the Federal Senior Executive Service (as Assistant Director and Acting Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition); CEO of a mid-sized chain of retail jewelry stores for 12 years; trade association and non-profit leadership; and teaching antitrust to undergraduate and graduate business school students. Foer has published numerous articles, book chapters, and reviews relating to competition policy. He is editor of The Next Antitrust Agenda and co-editor of The International Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law and of Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law in the United States (forthcoming). He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, with an A.B. (magna cum laude) from Brandeis University, and an M.A. in political science from Washington University.