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The founder and former President of the American Antitrust Institute (AAI), Albert (Bert) Foer, received the Esther Peterson Consumer Service Award at the Consumer Federation of America’s 2016 Awards Dinner on June 22 in Washington DC.  The text of Foer's acceptance can be found here.  

Jonathan B. Baker was awarded the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship today at the American Antitrust Institute's Annual Conference. The Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship was created through a trust established in honor of the late Jerry S. Cohen, an outstanding trial lawyer and antitrust writer. It is administered by the law firm he founded, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll. The award is given each year to the best antitrust writing during the prior year that is consistent with the following standards established by the Board of Trustees of the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund.

Today, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) released the monopolization chapter of its forthcoming Transition Report on Competition Policy to the 45th President of the United States. The chapter is entitled Restoring Monopoly and Exclusion as Core Competition Concerns.  This release is the second in a series of previews in which the AAI will make select chapters of the transition report available for download in advance of the November election. 

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

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