November 2, 2012
7:25 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
6.75 MCLE hours, including 1.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Presented by Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law
Co-sponsored by Ohio State Bar Association and the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
ISBA Chicago Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
(map and directions)
7:25 – 7:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Daniel R. Warncke; Chair, OSBA Antitrust Section Council; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. The Statutory Landscape: A Survey of Potential Criminal and Civil Sanctions
This will be a basic outline of the possible consequences, under federal and state law, of antitrust violations.
Tammy L. Imhoff; Dinsmore & Shohl; Cincinnati
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Federal Antitrust Enforcement
An experienced federal prosecutor will describe the most common enforcement actions, provide statistics, and explain trends. He will also describe federal leniency programs available to those firms who report antitrust violations and cooperate with prosecutors.
Frank J. Vondrak, Assistant Chief, Chicago Field Office, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice; Chicago, IL
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Developments in Criminal Sanctions
Ralph W. Kohnen, Jr.; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati
Jeanne M. Cors; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cincinnati
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Break (beverages provided)
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Parallel or Follow-Up on Private and State Litigation
The panel will discuss how a federal antitrust investigation can lead to companion litigation filed by private class action counsel or state attorneys general.
Paul Novak; Milberg LLP; Detroit, Mich.
Jennifer L. Pratt, Chief, Antitrust Section, Office of the Ohio Attorney General; Columbus
Daniel R. Warncke; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Price-Fixing Class Actions for Non-Plaintiffs’ Attorneys: How to Recognize New Opportunities and Protect Your Clients’ Rights
Unless your client is the biggest firm on the block, it is always subject to victimization. And unless instructed on how to counsel your clients to detect victimization, opportunities for significant recovery may never occur. This program will teach you how to advise your clients o what to watch for, the significance of various market activities, and the options that exist when such activities occur. In this manner, not only will you become better able to serve your clients, but you will add a powerful new weapon to your business-development arsenal.
Daniel R. Karon; Goldman Scarlato Karon & Penny PC; Cleveland
Brent R. Austin; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP; Chicago, IL
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Joint Defense, Joint Prosecution, and Judgment Sharing Agreements
This panel of antitrust practitioners will present the plaintiff and defense perspectives on the role and effect of judgment sharing, joint defense, and joint prosecution agreements in antitrust litigation.
Gerald A. Dever; Fine, Kaplan and Black RPC; Philadelphia, PA
Scott D. Gilchrist; Cohen & Malad LLP; Indianapolis, IN
Kathy L. Osborn; Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Indianapolis, IN
Judy L. Woods; Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP; Indianapolis, IN
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. Where Will Suit be Brought? Jurisdictional and Other Issues under the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act
Barbara Sicalides; Pepper Hamilton LLP; Philadelphia, PA
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Antitrust Exemptions: Capper-Volstead under Attack and Ferries and the Filed Rate
Capper-Volstead has been examined, attacked, and narrowed in recent decisions. This presentation will examine whether the exemption maintains its viability – and should it?
Frederick R. Juckniess; Schiff Hardin LLP; Ann Arbor, MI
T. Blair Renfro; Michigan PSC; Lansing, MI
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. How to Manage Corporate Antitrust Compliance Globally: Any Ideas?
Using as-close-to-real-life examples as possible, this panel of in-house counsel will share some of the issues and challenges they have met in designing, implementing and administering compliance programs and will discuss what they have found to be useful (or not) in promoting common-sense compliance, here in the U.S. and elsewhere.
David L. DeBord; US antitrust counsel for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.; Akron
Atleen Kaur; Yazaki North America, Inc; Canton, MI
Daniel F. O'Sullivan; GE Aviation; Cincinnati
Brian K. Grube; Jones Day; Cleveland
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break (refreshments provided)
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ethics Issues for Antitrust Lawyers
This presentation will review the importance of integrating ethics into your law practice and study the key ethical issues impacting antitrust practice. Specifically, this segment will cover: competence, diligence and communication; fees and IOLTA accounts; confidentiality and conflicts; candor and civility; and supervision and multi-jurisdictional practice.
Alvin E. Mathews, Jr.; James E. Arnold & Associates LPA; Columbus
*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval
**To attend the live, on-site program in Columbus, Ohio please www.ohiobar.org to register.