S&C Antitrust Lawyers Speak at 68th Annual ABA Antitrust Law Virtual Spring Meeting

April 23, 2020

S&C antitrust lawyers Renata Hesse and Foad Hoseinian will speak at the American Bar Association's 68th Annual Antitrust Law Virtual Spring Meeting, to be held online from April 17 to May 1, 2020. This conference will bring together leading global practitioners and experts in competition, consumer protection, and data privacy law for a series of virtual programming on all the latest issues in antitrust. All content from the conference will be available free of charge at the conference website.
 
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Panel: Merger Analysis Gone Digital: Time to Reboot? (April 23, 7:00 a.m. ET)

Foad will participate in a panel discussion on whether more merger enforcement is necessary in the tech sector—and, if so, whether existing antitrust concepts and tools are up to the task. The discussion will also be released as a podcast.
 
Foad’s co-panelists will include Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute; Carl Shapiro of Charles River Associates; and Federal Trade Commissioner Christine Wilson. Haidee Schwartz of Akin Gump will moderate.
 



Panel: Hot Topics (April 28, 12:00 p.m. ET)
 
Renata will moderate a discussion on the top issues in antitrust over the past year, and how they have shaped the news of today and trends of tomorrow. Video of the panel will be released through the conference website.
 
Participants in the discussion include Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter; Olivier Guersent, Director General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition; Google senior vice president Kent Walker; and D. Bruce Hoffman of Cleary Gottlieb. Brian Grube of Jones Day will co-moderate.
 

 
S&C’s Antitrust Practice
Sullivan & Cromwell’s Antitrust Practice represents clients in litigation, government enforcement actions and matters involving competition law agencies around the world. The Firm has secured antitrust clearances for some of the largest mergers, acquisitions and dispositions.
 
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Renata Hesse
Renata Hesse is a leading antitrust lawyer who is co-head of the Firm’s Antitrust Practice and a member of its Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Practice. Her practice focuses on antitrust counseling, cartels and merger clearance, with a particular emphasis on the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property matters in high-tech industries. She has been recognized by The International Who’s Who of Competition LawyersChambers USA for Antitrust, and Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation on its list of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” and as a “Local Litigation Star.”
 
Renata joined Sullivan & Cromwell following a distinguished career in government. In addition to her abovementioned work at the DOJ, she was also Chief of the Networks and Technology Section (now the Technology and Financial Services Section) and had oversight of the criminal program as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General. In addition, she served as Senior Counsel to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, where she advised on transactions pending FCC approval.
 
She is the International Officer of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section and is a frequent speaker at antitrust and legal forums in the USA and abroad. Her latest engagements include participation in a panel on competition law in Brussels and on a panel at the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Law and Corporate Counsel Section.
 
Foad Hoseinian
Foad Hoseinian is a European counsel in the Brussels office, advising clients on global merger and antitrust investigations, drawing authority from his unique litigation experience. Prior to re-joining private practice in 2012, Foad clerked with judge Nils Wahl at the General Court of the EU for six years. Foad is a member of ICC’s merger working group as well as CCBE’s permanent delegation to the Court of Justice of the EU.