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Three Bates White Partners, Principal, participate in 2018 ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting panels

Washington, DC
April 11–13, 2018
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Four Bates White experts will speak at the 2018 ABA Spring Meetings on April 11 and 12.

Ai Deng will speak in a session titled “Price Bots: Are R2D2 and C3PO Tacitly Colluding?” The panel will address the potential for antitrust liability from the use of price-bots and pricing algorithms and, along with the audience, participate in an interactive pricing exercise.

Eric Emch will speak on the panel “Innovation and Merger Control.” Regulators see innovation as a key competitive parameter in a range of industries, including life sciences, high technology, and agri-business. Panelists will discuss its increasing importance.

Nicholas Hill will participate in the session “Effective Engagement: Working with the Government.” Panelists will discuss what works and what doesn’t when engaging with the government and provide tips for sharing complex analyses and preparing clients for the investigatory process.

Michael Whinston is a speaker on the panel “The Price Is Right: How to Know.” Courts and regulators continue to wrestle with the analytic framework to apply to bundled pricing and loyalty discounts. Panelists will address several questions, such as what the benefits of or justifications for this type of conduct are and how companies can safely set conditioned prices while the law is so uncertain.