Global Antitrust Institute Competition Law & Economics Symposium for International Competition Officials
Event Date: Friday, February 14 to Friday, February 14, 2014
Location: George Mason University School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201
Program Description: The first day of this two-day program consisted of a symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission: "The FTC: 100 Years of Antitrust and Competition Policy" which examined the important role the Commission has played in shaping US antitrust policy since its inception in 1914. On February 14, in cooperation with the Federal Trade Commission, a series of four interactive seminar discussion sessions designed specifically for officials of national competition agencies covered competition advocacy, procedural fairness in competition proceedings, the relationship between economists and lawyers in competition policy making and enforcement, and the role of non-competition concerns in competition policy decisions.
Session leaders included FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, the former head of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and current Senior D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, and the former director of the FTC Bureau of Economics Howard Shelanski.
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