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The American Antitrust Institute 2016 Antitrust Enforcement Awards will recognize achievements in antitrust litigation by legal practitioners and economists.  The Awards will be presented at a gala dinner on November 9, 2016 following the AAI's Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference. The award submission period ends on August 26, 2016.

The American Antitrust Institute welcomes four new members to its Advisory Board: Rachel Brandenburger, international antitrust and competition law and policy advisor; Daryl Lim of the John Marshall Law School; Dan O'Connor of the Computer & Communications Industry Association; and Melissa Schilling of New York University’s Stern School of Business.

AAI Director Roberta ("Bobbi") Liebenberg was honored with the 2016 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award on August 7th at the American Bar Association (ABA) annual meeting in San Francisco. The award is given by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, and is the highest honor bestowed on women attorneys by the ABA. Liebenberg is a senior partner at Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C. in Philadelphia.

As part of its Report on Antitrust and Entrepreneurship, the American Antitrust Institute today released a sixth paper and comment. In “Boundedly Rational Entrepreneurs and Antitrust,” Avishalom Tor, Notre Dame Law School, explains that “boundedly rational” entrepreneurs may engage in entrepreneurial activity where rational entrepreneurs would not. His analysis sheds new light on the dynamics of competition among entrepreneurs and on its implications for policy and antitrust law. The comment is provided by Michal Gal, University of Haifa.

As part of its Report on Antitrust and Entrepreneurship, the American Antitrust Institute today released another paper.  In “The View from the Shop - Antitrust and the Decline of America’s Independent Businesses,” Stacey Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance explains how small businesses have declined in numbers and share across many sectors of the economy, in part because of anticompetitive behavior by dominant firms. She discusses reasons to bring a commitment to small businesses and fair markets back into antitrust policy.