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The American Antitrust Institute welcomes Kimberly A. Justice to its Advisory Board.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to deny “public entities” a special right to an immediate, automatic appeal whenever they lose a motion claiming they are exempt from Sherman Act liability under the state-action doctrine.  AAI argues that allowing an automatic appeal would significantly burden antitrust plaintiffs and the judicial system and is not warranted under the law.

Competition authorities around the world are grappling with one of the largest mergers in history – the combination of agricultural biotechnology giants Monsanto and Bayer. This mammoth deal, now in a state of suspended enforcement animation at many enforcement agencies around the world, would reduce the number of large agricultural biotech firms from five to four, and create the largest player in the markets for genetic crop traits, seeds, and agrochemicals.

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the American Antitrust Institute will host its 12th annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Following the conference, the AAI will host its 6th annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards Dinner at the Hamilton Live.