Public Interest Advocacy Resources

Whether it’s to get basic information about the antitrust laws, to connect with AAI subject matter experts on a particular topic, or to explore opportunities for joint amicus briefs or other public filings, the AAI is available to assist fellow consumer and public interest groups with their antitrust advocacy efforts.  If you would like to connect with the AAI, please email us and tell us what is on your mind. You can also visit our People section to learn more about the AAI's leadership and staff.

Antitrust is the law of competition.  Its role is to protect consumers from politically and economically powerful businesses, which tend to raise prices, skimp on quality, and eliminate choices when there’s too little competition to keep them honest.   Whenever consumers are injured by powerful businesses, whether on a national, regional, or local level, public interest advocates need to know if antitrust alarm bells should be sounding.  To get started, visit our directories of antitrust primers and statutes.  For more information, contact us.

 

Public Advocacy Merger Workshop

On October 11, 2013, the American Antitrust Institute hosted representatives of ten fellow consumer organizations in a first-time workshop on mergers for public interest advocates. Click here to visit the event page and view the agenda and workshop materials.

 

Supporting Materials

Antitrust advocacy can take many forms, including letters, white papers, commentaries, amicus briefs and more.  For examples of antitrust advocacy on behalf of consumers, see the documents below.

Sample Agency Letter
Sample White Paper
Sample Amicus Brief