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On November 7, 2017, AAI hosted the 5th annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards dinner. Learn more about the awards and the 2017 Honorees here.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has filed comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative opposing the imposition of “safeguard restrictions” in the solar industry under Section 201 of the Trade Act. Earlier this year, domestic producers of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and modules, which are key components used in solar panels, petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for Section 201 relief.

The American Antitrust Institute announced the panelists participating in its 3rd annual Airline Roundtable: “Broadening the Lens on Airline Competition.”  View the agenda here.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) presented the AAI 2017 Antitrust Enforcement Awards on November 7, 2017. The Honorees were featured at a gala awards dinner following the AAI’s Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference.  

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) seeks to preserve the effectiveness of antitrust class actions as a central component of ensuring the vitality of private antitrust enforcement.[1] As part of its efforts, 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 March 2017.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has issued a new white paper discussing the role of federal antitrust law in an ongoing reform movement aimed at reducing burdens created by state occupational licensing laws. The white paper is titled State Occupational Licensing Reform and the Federal Antitrust Laws: Making Sense of the Post-Dental Examiners Landscape.

On September 26, AAI Senior Fellow Bert For presented to the law faculty at John Marshall Law School.  His presentation, “Culture, Economics, and Antitrust,” is available for download here.

In an amicus brief filed in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has asked the full court to overturn a panel decision. The decision raises the burden on plaintiffs to defeat summary judgment when they rely on circumstantial evidence to prove a price-fixing conspiracy. AAI previously filed an amicus brief with the panel urging a less restrictive approach. 

The American Antitrust Institute welcomes to its Advisory Board Caroline Holland, a Tech Policy Fellow at the Mozilla Foundation, and welcomes back Anant Raut, a Visiting Fellow at Public Knowledge.

Senator Amy Klobuchar, the Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, will deliver the keynote address at AAI's 11th annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference on Tuesday, November 7th.