AAI Experts to Speak on USAirways-American Airlines Merger at November 12th Washington DC Panel

Nov 03 2014
AAI Announcements

The DC Consumer Rights Coalition, in cooperation with the Antitrust and Consumer Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar and the Antitrust Committee of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, presents a telephone conference: The U.S. Airways-American Airlines Merger: The View from Washington, D.C.    

The merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines was significant and highly visible.  Following a lengthy investigation and Congressional hearings, the U.S. Department of Justice, several states, and the District of Columbia filed a complaint to block the merger.  Before trial got underway, the government accepted a settlement that seemed significantly different from the allegations in the complaint.  Was the merger as anticompetitive as the complaint made it out to be?  Or was the settlement inadequate, as some critics alleged?  And what is the court’s proper role in reviewing merger settlements?  Join our expert panel for a lively discussion of the issues, with a particular focus on the merger’s impact on Washington D.C.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 3:30 to 5:00 PM

There is no charge.  Email programinfodonresnikofflaw@mail.com to register and call in information for the teleconference will be e-mailed to you.

PANELISTS:

  • Nicholas Bush, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, District of Columbia
  • MJ Moltenbrey, Partner, Paul Hastings, Counsel to American Airlines
  • Seth Bloom, Founder, Bloom Strategic Counsel and former General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee  
  • Diana Moss, Vice President, American Antirust Institute
  • Allen Grunes, Co-Founder, The Konkurrenz Group (Moderator)
  • Don Resnikoff, Law Offices of Don Resnikoff, Program Coordinator