Webcast: Antitrust Enforcement under the Biden Administration

January 13, 2021

This webcast explores the antitrust policy agenda of the Biden Administration and what legislative reforms to the antitrust laws may be on the horizon under the 117th Congress. Our panelists discuss what the change in administration means for ongoing enforcement efforts and potential new initiatives in both merger and non-merger enforcement. Finally, the webcast covers President Biden’s nominations for leadership positions at the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission and the impact that those choices will have on antitrust law and enforcement over the next four years.

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Rachel S. Brass is a partner in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and co-chair of the Firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.  She is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department where her practice focuses on investigations and litigation in the antitrust, labor, and employment areas. Ms. Brass has extensive experience representing international and domestic clients in high-stakes appellate litigation in the Supreme Court, as well as Federal and state appellate courts throughout the United States. Her extensive antitrust and competition experience includes litigation and trial of indirect and direct purchaser claims, international cartel matters, mergers and acquisitions, grand jury investigations, and other antitrust investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, United States Department of Justice, European Commission, Canadian Competition Bureau, Korean Fair Trade Commission, Japan Fair Trade Commission and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, as well as litigation in trial and appellate courts.

Caeli A. Higney is a partner in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.  Ms. Higney has experience handling a wide variety of antitrust matters in a broad range of industries, such as semiconductors, consumer electronics, retail food, consumer products, automotive parts, and financial services. She has represented companies before appellate and trial courts in matters alleging a range of antitrust-based claims, including allegations of price fixing, monopolization and attempted monopolization, tying, bundling, exclusive dealing, and refusal to deal.

Richard Parker is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.  Mr. Parker is a leading antitrust lawyer who has successfully represented clients before both enforcement agencies and the courts. As an experienced antitrust trial and regulatory lawyer, Mr. Parker has been involved in many major antitrust representations, including merger clearance cases, cartel matters, class actions, and government civil investigations.  He has extensive experience representing clients in matters before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division.


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