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2015 is turning out to be a good year for antitrust advocacy. Below are some of the notable “wins” involving pubic and private antitrust enforcement in the United States in which the American Antitrust Institute played an important advocacy role with amicus briefs, white papers, letters to the agencies and Congress, or comments in regulatory proceedings.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) applauds the decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appea

Experts in antitrust and regulation from government, industry, advocacy, and academia gathered today in Washington D.C. to discuss competition policy issues involving competitive implications of emerging disruptive electricity technologies that could transform both retail and wholesale electricity markets.

As advocated by the American Antitrust Institute (AAI), the California Supreme Court issued a ruling on May 7 adopting a “structured” rule of reason favorable to plaintiffs litigating the lawfulness of pharmaceutical reverse-payment settlements under California law.

 “This is an important victory for consumers in the battle over reverse-payment settlements and should have positive implications for cases brought under federal antitrust law,” said the AAI Vice President and General Counsel Richard Brunell. 

Donald I. Baker will receive the AAI Alfred E. Kahn Award for Antitrust Achievement at the American Antitrust Institute's Annual Conference on June 18.

Mr. Baker is founding partner of the independent Washington D.C. law firm Baker & Miller PLLC, specializing in antitrust, competition policy and international law issues. Mr. Baker¹s efforts have included comprehensive aspects of antitrust counseling, representing complainants, as well as targets in various government investigations, corporate internal investigations, major arbitrations, and several private antitrust cases for plaintiffs and defendants.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) applauds the Supreme Court’s ruling today in Oneok v. Learjet upholding the application of state antitrust laws to market manipulation by natural gas companies.  The AAI developed the legal theory on which the Supreme Court’s decision rested.

A three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) decision fi

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The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) applauds the Supreme Court’s ruling today in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. The AAI had filed a brief supporting the position adopted by the Court.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) today applauded the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for challenging the proposed merger of broadline food distributors Sysco and US Foods. "Kudos to the FTC for taking a stand to block this deal,” said AAI President Diana Moss.