ABTL - Association of Business Trial Lawyers


Northern California

The antitrust laws began as a Gilded Age reaction against bigness and trusts - the steel trust, the sugar trust, the railroad trust and so on. But for the past forty years, thanks to the Chicago School and Robert Bork's Antitrust Paradox, the focus has been on consumer welfare, low prices and economic efficiency, with less attention paid to monopolization, mergers and bigness generally.

Now, in light of the growth of Big Tech - the Amazons, Apples, Facebooks and Googles of this world - that is changing, and we see political figures from President Trump to Senator Warren questioning whether Big Tech is too powerful, or just too big.

Join our panelists for a lively discussion of where antitrust law is going, and where it should go.


Bill Baer

Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
Former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, Department of Justice
Former Director, FTC Bureau of Competition

Megan E. Jones

Partner, Hausfeld LLP

A. Douglas Melamed

Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Former General Counsel at Intel

Daniel G. Swanson

Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP



Hon. Susan Illston

Senior Judge, U.S. District Court
Northern District of California



Tuesday, September 17, 2019


5:30 - 6:30 p.m. — Cocktail/Networking Reception

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. — Dinner

7:30 - 8:30 p.m. — CLE Program


Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Hotel
5 Embarcadero Center
Grand Ballroom, Street Level
San Francisco, California

Market Street at Drumm Street

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$120 — ABTL Members
$135 — Non-Members
$105 — Public Sector Attorneys & Students
$1200 — Member Table of 10
$1350 — Non-Member Table of 10
Complimentary — Sitting Judges

* Add $20 per person for registration after 9/11/19.


1 Hour MCLE Credit

The ABTL certifies that this activity conforms to the standards of approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.


Contact Michele Sliva at abtl-ncal@comcast.net or (925) 447-7900.