At the 11th Bill Kovacic Antitrust Salon, Principal Mathis Wagner speaks on the panel “Monopolization Trial Tactics: A New Litigation Style?” The US regulatory agencies are bringing numerous cases of monopoly leading to abuse of dominant position, a practice seen mainly in the behavior of big tech platforms and biotechnological companies. One example in recent news is the Department of Justice’s suit against Google for monopolizing digital advertising technologies. In this case, for the first time in several decades, damages have been claimed for a civil violation of antitrust law. Panelists discuss whether this is a new litigation style and what that could mean. Dr. Wagner’s co-panelists include
- Markus H. Meier, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
- William Lavery, Clifford Chance
- Bonny Sweeny, Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
- Bruce Wark, American Airlines
The full agenda is available here.