Media Corner

Bill Baer, the Acting Associate Attorney General of the Department of Justice, will deliver the keynote address at the American Antitrust Institute’s 17th Annual Conference on June 16 in Washington DC.

Today, the AAI released the merger chapter of its forthcoming Transition Report on Competition Po

Building on its history of involvement in IP competition issues, the AAI is launching the IP Competition Project. The Project brings together AAI’s existing research, education, and advocacy with respect to patent and other IP issues; makes such work a key organizational priority; and expands AAI’s work in new directions. Visit the AAI IP Competition Project page to learn more about specific objectives, priorities, and opportunities to support the initiative. 

As part of its efforts to promote the vitality of private enforcement in general and to preserve antitrust class actions in particular, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) issues periodic updates on developments in the courts and elsewhere that may affect this important device for protecting competition and consumers.  This update covers developments since the November 2015 update.  Many of these issues were considered at AAI’s 9th Annual Private Enforcement Conference, the audio and materials from which are available here.  Be sure to mark your calendars for AAI’s 10th Annual Private Enforcement Conference, which will be held on November 9, 2016 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.   

In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the AAI today outlined the competitive concerns raised by the proposed merger of generic pharmaceutical makers Teva and Allergan. The letter was written by AAI Advisor Bill Comanor, Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara and Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of California, Los Angeles, and AAI President Diana Moss

Today, Chairman of the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) Board of Director Robert Skitol announc

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) applauds the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for taking decisive action to avert the anticompetitive and anti-consumer effects posed by a merger of Staples and Office Depot, the only two remaining office supply superstores left in the United States. “The agency deserves enormous credit for protecting competition and consumers,” said AAI President Diana Moss.

Today, American Antitrust Institute President Diana Moss testifies before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights on the proposed AB InBev/SABMiller merger.

Moss’ testimony sketches the landscape of the U.S. beer market that has been marked by significant consolidation during the past 10 years. Allowed to proceed unremedied, the deal would put almost 75 percent of the U.S. beer market in the hands of one company. With significant control over wholesale distribution, the merged company could thwart competition from smaller rivals such as craft brewers, further raise beer prices to consumers, reduce choice, and sacrifice innovation in this important sector.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) held its third annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards on Wednesday night, honoring litigation achievements in three categories.

Today, the AAI commended the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for taking an important step on the path to restoring competition in critical U.S. airline markets. The government has filed suit against legacy carriers United and Delta alleging violations of Section 1 and Section 2 of the Sherman Act.