Welcome! Your membership in the chair of the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section offers the networking, education, practice, and skills development to grow your practice and accomplish your goals.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
One Market, Spear Street Tower, 28th Floor
5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Registration
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Panel Presentation
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Hosted Networking Reception
You can now register online for this program. The deadline to pre-register is Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
Trail blazers from the antitrust and competition bar will answer questions posed by the Honorable Susan Y. Illston about recent victories, proud career moments, overcoming obstacles, and finding and defining success in their practices. Join us for an evening of sharing stories, celebrating victories, and offering advice.
Moderator: Honorable Susan Y. Illston, United States District Judge, Northern District of California
See Celebrating Women in Competition Law in California for more iinformation.
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section and the Intellectual Property Law Section
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
Please join us in this interactive panel discussion to explore the likelihood – and possible direction – of patent litigation reform. Topics will include:
Moderator: Buzz Frahn
Speakers: Elizabeth Gillen, Justin Liu, Brian Love and Jeff Ostrow
The Sections of The State Bar of California are pleased to present the 2017 Sections Convention – a networking and learning opportunity planned especially for California attorneys and legal professionals.
Sections ConventionFriday-Saturday, August 18-19, 2017Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Spa
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
You can now register online for this program.
This inaugural event is the new platform for the State Bar Sections’ stellar programs and events previously offered at The State Bar of California Annual Meeting.
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Presented by The State Bar of California Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section
Thursday, October 26, 2017
The Julia Morgan Ballroom
Merchant Exchange Bldg., 15th Floor
465 California Street
San Francisco, CA
Save the date! More information will be added here as the day draws nearer!
The Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the State Bar of California is pleased to honor Cheryl Lee Johnson as the 2017 Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. Cheryl, who is in the Antitrust Section of the California Department of Justice, is the Editor-in-Chief of the California Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law (Matthew Bender, publisher, and available online on Lexis and Westlaw) treatise, dating back to its original publication in 1991. She chairs the National Association of Attorneys General Pharmacy Industry Working Group, and has handled numerous significant pharmaceutical cases, including Androgel, DDAVP, Lidoderm, Suboxone, and Tricor, and has authored several amicus briefs before the United States Supreme Court and California Supreme Court on reverse payment and other pharmaceutical antitrust issues. Read more about her at Lawyer of the Year.
The award will be presented at the Golden State Institute and Lawyer of the Year Dinner.
We're very grateful for your membership in the Section.
As a token of that, we're offering self-study MCLE credit in the areas of Legal Ethics, Competence Issues, and Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and in Society. The programs are posted in our Member's Only Area.
Simply watch the programs and keep track of having done so. You can report this to the State Bar when it's time to demonstrate your compliance with the MCLE requirements.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
On March 7, 2017, the Southern District of Indiana granted the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (“NCAA”) motion to dismiss a Sherman Act claim relating to the NCAA’s year-in-residence bylaw, finding the NCAA’s rule presumptively pro-competitive and therefore declining to apply a rule of reason analysis. Deppe v. NCAA,2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31709 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 6, 2017). Read more.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
On March 14, 2017, Judge Janis L. Sammartino entered an order granting in part and denying in part the defendants’ motion to dismiss state law claims in In re Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37804 (S.D. Cal. Mar. 14, 2017). The court’s decision addresses important and recurring issues in price-fixing cases asserting state law claims, including the requirements for pleading parent liability, the viability of a California nationwide class, the sufficiency of allegations under the laws of different states, standing under different state laws, and statutes of limitation under various state laws. Read more.
Courtney A. Palko
Baute Crochetiere & Gilford LLP
In Supreme Auto Transport LLC v. Arcelor Mittal, ___ F. Supp. 3d ___, 2017 WL 839484 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 3, 2017), the district court granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss. Id. at *1. The plaintiffs, indirect downstream customers of steel-containing consumer products, alleged that domestic steel manufacturers reduced steel production, resulting in a steel shortage in the U.S. and higher prices of consumer products made with steel. Read more.
Elizabeth H. White
Adam W. Crider
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
The rise of digital music services such as Pandora and Spotify has led to multiple complications related to the traditional blanket licensing regime established by “performing rights organizations” (“PROs”) like BMI and ASCAP more than 75 years ago. The PROs were given antitrust exemptions to make it easier for holders of copyrights in musical compositions to license their works to the thousands of restaurants, bars, and radio and television stations that wanted to perform these compositions publicly. Read more.
Cheryl Lee Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
Gain authoritative understanding of California antitrust and unfair competition statutes, policies and issues with one-volume convenience. This treatise brings you up to speed on everything from horizontal combinations and vertical restraints to public enforcement of California antitrust laws and trial considerations.
You get full coverage of The Cartwright Act along with related California consumer and unfair competition laws, and how they apply to the health industry, regulated industries, the labor market, electronic media, the internet and other fields. Additionally, there are chapters covering damages, defenses to liability including exemptions and immunities, injunctive relief, class actions, attorney’s fees and costs, insurance issues, and much more. This publication includes contributions from over 120 highly experienced antitrust practitioners in both the private and government sectors, as well as the executive members of the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the California State Bar.
$260, 1 volume, loose-leaf, updated annually, Pub. #01577, ISBN 9780769856896
To order, call 800-223-1940 or visit the LexisNexis Store.
Antitrust & Unfair Competition Section
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639Antitrust@calbar.ca.gov