On June 21, 2018, Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will participate as a panelist at the 19th annual American Antitrust Institute conference, “Antitrust at a Crossroads – Plotting the Course for the Next Decade” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Dean will speak on “Antitrust and Workers — Agreements, Mergers, and Monopsony,” exploring applications of the antitrust laws to prohibit the exercise of buyer power that harms competition and suppresses wages and salaries.

From the panel agenda: “As American workers struggle to navigate an economy characterized by increasing corporate concentration, experts have begun to focus greater attention on anticompetitive conduct in labor markets. Among other things, panelists will discuss landmark civil cases challenging employer no-poaching and no-hiring agreements, the Department of Justice’s movement toward prosecuting naked wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements criminally, and recent scholarship addressing the role of merger enforcement in preserving buy-side competition.”

The panel will take place from 9:15-10:30 a.m., and Dean’s fellow panelists will be Scott Hemphill, Professor of Law New York University School of Law; Ioana E. Marinescu, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research; and Doha Mekki, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice.

Other conference panels include Innovation and Antitrust, Vertical Merger Enforcement, and Antitrust and the Supreme Court. The conference will include a gala luncheon featuring a keynote address, the 2018 AAI Antitrust Achievement Award, and the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship. Further details are available on the AIA website.

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