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#162 How Has It Been Working? A Reflection on Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation Four Years In

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Release Date: 04/04/2022

#174 Who Is Rahat Kaunain Hassan? Meet the Chairperson of the Competition Commission of Pakistan show art #174 Who Is Rahat Kaunain Hassan? Meet the Chairperson of the Competition Commission of Pakistan

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The Section Lunch at the Antitrust Law Section’s Annual Spring Meeting in March 2022 featured a panel discussion with four trailblazing women leaders who have served as current or former competition agency chiefs in their countries. By popular demand, we are dedicating an episode of Our Curious Amalgam to each of these inspiring panelists. In this episode, hosts Alicia Downey and Anant Raut ask Rahat Kaunain Hassan, Chairperson of the Competition Commission of Pakistan, to talk about Pakistan's competition regime, some of the Commission's most newsworthy accomplishments under her leadership,...

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#173 Who Is Alejandra Palacios? Meet the Former Chair of the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) show art #173 Who Is Alejandra Palacios? Meet the Former Chair of the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE)

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The Section Lunch at the Antitrust Law Section’s Annual Spring Meeting in March 2022 featured a panel discussion with four trailblazing women leaders who have served as current or former competition agency chiefs in their countries. By popular demand, we are dedicating an episode of Our Curious Amalgam to each of these inspiring panelists. In this episode, hosts Alicia Downey and Anora Wang ask former COFECE Chair Alejandra Palacios to talk about Mexico’s competition regime, newsworthy accomplishments of COFECE under her leadership, and her own professional journey. With special guest:...

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#172 Biologically Similar but Competitively Not So? Economic Considerations of IP Litigation Settlements Involving Biosimilars show art #172 Biologically Similar but Competitively Not So? Economic Considerations of IP Litigation Settlements Involving Biosimilars

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Under the U.S. Supreme Court case FTC v. Actavis (2013), antitrust analysis of “reverse settlements” of IP litigations between makers of branded small molecule drugs and generics requires an analysis under the rule of reason. Are there distinct challenges presented by settlements between branded biologics and biosimilars? Sean Sheridan and Archan Ruparel, principals at Charles River Associates, speak with Anora Wang and Christina Ma on the complexities of negotiating patent settlements involving biosimilars. Listen to this episode to learn about pharmaceutical entry, price erosion, and...

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#171 Can the Federal Trade Commission Use Rulemaking To Change Antitrust Laws? A Closer Look at the Administrative Law Challenges With Prof. Richard Pierce show art #171 Can the Federal Trade Commission Use Rulemaking To Change Antitrust Laws? A Closer Look at the Administrative Law Challenges With Prof. Richard Pierce

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s current leadership has a vision for changing various aspects of antitrust laws through rulemaking. But can the FTC’s rulemaking withstand administrative law challenges in federal court? Richard Pierce, renowned administrative law scholar and professor at The George Washington University, walks through the FTC's proposals and potential administrative law challenges with Anora Wang and Christina Ma. Listen to this episode to learn about the legal bases, limitations, and challenges to FTC rulemaking. With special guest: Richard J. Pierce Jr., Lyle T....

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#170 True Crime? An Investigation Into DOJ’s Recent Policy Change on Criminal Monopolization Prosecutions show art #170 True Crime? An Investigation Into DOJ’s Recent Policy Change on Criminal Monopolization Prosecutions

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In March 2022, the U.S. DOJ made headlines with the announcement it is considering bringing criminal monopolization cases under Section 2 of the Sherman Act for the first time in nearly fifty years. But is there any precedent that can help us understand what criminal prosecution of monopolization conduct would look like? Tiffany Rider and James Hunsberger of Axinn join John Roberti and Jaclyn Phillips to walk us through the decades-old case law and lay out the challenges DOJ might face trying to bring these cases under the modern antitrust framework. Listen to this episode to learn about...

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#169 Shortchanged? The Treasury Department's Report on Labor Market Competition in the U.S. show art #169 Shortchanged? The Treasury Department's Report on Labor Market Competition in the U.S.

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Labor market competition is one of the hottest issues in antitrust right now. Are workers being underpaid? Yes, says Treasury Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Neil Mehrotra, who joins Anant Raut and Alicia Downey to discuss the startling findings of Treasury's investigation into labor market competition. Listen to this episode to learn what we've misunderstood about labor market power, why workers are getting paid less than they should, and President Biden's long history combating this issue. With special guest: Neil Mehrotra, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Macroeconomics in the U.S....

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#168 Is Antitrust Really Apolitical? Autocracy, Populism, and Antitrust show art #168 Is Antitrust Really Apolitical? Autocracy, Populism, and Antitrust

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Tumultuous political change, including the rise of populism, has been one of the key trends of the past decade. How do the shifting political winds affect antitrust, the largely technocratic domain some consider to be apolitical? University of Warsaw Professor Maciej Bernatt joins Christina Ma and Sergei Zaslavsky to discuss the interrelationship between rising autocracy and populism in Central Europe (and other parts of the world) and competition policy and enforcement. Listen to this episode to learn how political change in Poland and Hungary has affected the antitrust world, and what...

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#167 What’s Going On With State Enforcement? An Update From the Front Lines show art #167 What’s Going On With State Enforcement? An Update From the Front Lines

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In recent years, efforts by state attorneys general to enforce the antitrust laws have been in the news far more than in the past, as state AGs have taken the lead in challenging no poach agreements and pursuing cutting edge theories in prosecutions of Big Tech companies. How and why are the states making competition an enforcement priority? In this episode, hosts Melissa Maxman and Alicia Downey talk with Milton Marquis, an antitrust practitioner with decades of experience representing clients in state investigations and enforcement proceedings. Listen to this episode to learn about the...

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#166 What Say You? International Enforcers Live at Spring Meeting 2022 (Part 2) show art #166 What Say You? International Enforcers Live at Spring Meeting 2022 (Part 2)

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The Spring Meeting brings together thousands of antitrust practitioners and enforcers and this year was no exception. What did the attendees have to say? Alicia Downey and Anora Wang speak with Advocate John Simpson, Tribunal Member of South Africa’s National Consumer Tribunal, Brenda Gisela Hernández Ramírez, Acting Chair of COFECE (Mexico), and Ricardo Riesco, Head of Fiscalía Nacional Económica (Chile), on their agencies' priorities for the year and advice for practitioners. Listen to this episode to hear from these international enforcers "live" from the Spring Meeting. With special...

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#165 What Say You? International Enforcers Live at Spring Meeting 2022 show art #165 What Say You? International Enforcers Live at Spring Meeting 2022

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The Spring Meeting brings together thousands of antitrust practitioners and enforcers and this year was no exception. What did the attendees have to say? Anant Raut and Anora Wang speak with Olivier Guersent, Director General of Competition at the European Commission and Martin Coleman, Panel Chair and Panel Inquiry Chair of the UK Competition and Markets Authority, on their priorities for the year and advice for practitioners. Listen to this episode to hear from these international enforcers "live" from the Spring Meeting. With special guests: Olivier Guersent, Director General, European...

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Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was created to protect the personal data of individuals and to simplify the regulatory environment for data protection in Europe. As a regulatory scheme that has served as a model for other jurisdictions developing their own data protection and data privacy laws, is the GDPR living up to its intended purposes? Adam Penman of McGuireWoods London joins Kayla Odom and Matthew Hall to reflect on the GDPR's impact on organizations and to discuss the trends relating to the rights afforded to individuals by the GDPR. Listen in for a look at the key developments in the data protection and data privacy landscape upon the GDPR’s fourth anniversary.

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Kayla Odom, Freitas & Weinberg LLP and and Matthew Hall, McGuireWoods