An American Antitrust Institute analysis of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh's opinions suggests his confirmation would almost certainly weaken the antitrust laws and the ability of the government and private plaintiffs to enforce them. Based on Judge Kavanaugh’s sparse but conspicuous record in antitrust cases, AAI believes his nomination represents a serious setback for antitrust enforcement. Therefore, AAI opposes Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
The American Antitrust Institute is now accepting nominations for the AAI 2018 Antitrust Enforcement Awards that recognize achievements in antitrust litigation by legal practitioners and economists. The Awards will be presented at a gala dinner on November 14, 2018, following the AAI's annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference. The award submission period closes on August 31, 2018.
On Thursday June 21, 2018, the American Antitrust Institute hosted its 19th Annual Conference “Antitrust at a Crossroads: Plotting the Policy Course for the Next Decade.” Experts from law, economics, and policy offered insight via four panels: The conference included a gala luncheon featuring a keynote address by Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim. The 2018 AAI Antitrust Achievement Award was presented to Senator Amy Klobuchar. The Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship was also presented at the luncheon. This program was made possible by support from our 2018 Sponsors.
The American Antitrust Institute sharply criticized the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision rejecting a district court holding that American Express had violated the Sherman Act by preventing merchants from offering benefits to consumers to use cheaper, non-Amex credit cards.