Past Events

ANTITRUST PRACTICE WORKSHOP: THE BIG DEAL (March 3, 2017)

On March 3, 2017, CALEA hosted Daniel Bitton, James Goldfeier, and Cagla Boylu of Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, as they walked through the life of a merger and the role of an antitrust lawyer in getting the deal through merger clearance in the United States and around the world. They shared their experiences and insights on career paths, the recruiting process, and associate life.


Antitrust Law in Practice with White & Case (February 23, 2017)

On February 23, CALEA hosted White & Case partners, Mark Gidley and Jack Pace, as they spoke ab0ut some of the highest profile ongoing antitrust litigation. The presenters shared their experiences and insights from their practice and answered questions from the attendees.


Antitrust Law and Protectionism: Does the EU Use Merger Regulation to Shield EU Companies from Competition? (February 7, 2017)

On February 7, 2017, CALEA proudly hosted Professor Anu Bradford, the Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization. Professor Bradford presented her recent research on whether the European Union shields EU companies from competition through its antitrust enforcement.


WHITE & CASE ANTITRUST—WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORK ON A COMPLEX CLASS ACTION, INTERNATIONAL CARTEL INVESTIGATION, AND OTHER CUTTING-EDGE ANTITRUST CASES (March 22, 2016)

White & Case and the Columbia Antitrust Law and Economics Association invited the law school student body to join lawyers from White & Case for a panel discussion on real-world practice examples from lawyers working on some of the most important complex litigation matters today. Panelists included White & Case partners Mark Gidley, Alison Hanstead, and Jack Pace, as well as associate Lexie Calistri.


CALEA-CBLA FUNDAMENTALS SEQUENCE: ANTITRUST LAW (November 16, 2015)

CBLA (www.clscbla.com) and CALEA co-hosted the Antitrust Panel, part of the Fundamentals of Corporate Law Series. The Fundamentals Series is designed to introduce law students to career options in various practice areas in corporate law, including Capital Markets, M&A, Bankruptcy, Investment Management, IP, and Commercial Litigation.

Attorneys from the following firms attended:

  • Steven L. Holley — Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Julie A. North — Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  • James A. Keyte — Skadden
  • Peter Guryan — Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
  • Joel M. Cohen — Davis Polk

The antitrust panelists have a range of experiences and provided diverse perspectives on their career paths, what sort of antitrust-related challenges and risks an attorney must assess in transactions and litigation, and discussed the current trends in antitrust law. They also provided advice for students interested in pursuing careers in this field of law.

Moderator: Tim Wu, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law


EMERGING TOPICS: ANTITRUST LAW (November 5, 2015)

Professor Cavanagh, a member of the Order of the Coif and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, spoke on the emerging topics and developments in the practice of Antitrust Law. Professor Cavanagh is currently a member of the Council of the ABA Antitrust Section.  He has served as co-chair of the ABA Antitrust Section Public Service Committee and co-chair of its Committee on Ethics and Professionalism. Professor Cavanagh also shared his experience as a leading lawyer in this area. The talk will covered important aspects of the current regime of Antitrust law and practice area and will be valuable for any aspiring M&A and Antitrust lawyer.