8:30 am - 5:00 pm PDT
As e-commerce, social media, and search engine companies find themselves in the spotlight of lawmakers and enforcers around the world, antitrust practitioners and scholars are asking what, if anything, should be done about the increasing power of the major digital platforms. In an era in which the largest tech platforms wield huge amounts of economic and social influence, should they be broken up or regulated in some way, and if so, how?
Jones Day's Silicon Valley Office will host GCR's inaugural "Antitrust in the Digital Economy" event on Wednesday, May 22. Craig Waldman, leader of the Firm's global Antitrust & Competition Law Practice, will serve as co-chair.
Lawyers, economists, and thought leaders from every side of the power-in-tech debate will hash out perhaps the most pressing antitrust issue of our time - whether antitrust law should be used to rein in these perceived New Gilded Age monopolists. Panelists will also discuss recent cases from the Supreme Court - including the Apple Appstore case and what that may mean for the relevance of Illinois Brick; and the AmEx case, its implications for market definition in litigation and mergers involving the technology industry, and whether a Democrat-controlled House would consider a legislative reversal of the decision.
Will the shifting power of tech companies affect merger review? Enforcers and practitioners from Europe, China, Brazil, and the United States will discuss how these antitrust regimes view tech deals and transactions.
For more details and to register for the event, please visit the GCR Live: Antitrust in the Digital Economy website.