Hot Topics in NY Antitrust:
Class Certification and Fraud-Based Antitrust Investigations

Monday, April 30, 2018 | 6 pm – 9 pm



Program Co-Chairs:

Denise Plunkett
Ballard Spahr LLP

David H. Reichenberg
Cozen O’Connor

  • Join us for two exciting panels discussing hot topics in antitrust, particularly in NY courts. The first panel will discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in Tyson Foods, addressing the use of statistical evidence as part of class certification. Tyson involved a suit by employees against their employer, but the case could also have an impact on antitrust cases involving similar uses of statistics, and is part of an evolving and expanding role of economic modeling in antitrust class actions. The second panel will discuss antitrust investigations that have crossed over into fraud-based schemes, requiring expertise and resources in both areas.  These commonly include investigations into financial markets, both domestic and international in scope.

    Live Program & Webcast: New York City Bar Members Attend This CLE For FREE
    $89 Nonmember

  • Andrew Abere
    The Brattle Group
    Daniel Gitner
    Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP
    Leslie John
    Ballard Spahr LLP
    Scott Martin
    Hausfeld LLP
    Carrie A. Syme
    Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
    Mikhail Vanyo
    Chief Competition Counsel
    Marsh & McLennan Companies

  • 6:00 – 6:05 p.m. Introduction of Topic and Panelists
    6:05 – 7:20 p.m. Class Certification in Antitrust Cases

          Class certification standards in the New York courts

    • Use of statistical evidence in class certification
    • The Supreme Court’s decision in Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo
    • Applicability and implications of Tyson for antitrust cases
    • The expert’s perspective: challenging and defending statistical evidence at the class certification stage

    Andrew Abere, Leslie John & Scott Martin 

    7:20 – 7:25 p.m. Q&A
    7:25 – 7:35 p.m. Break
    7:35 – 8:50 p.m. Antitrust Investigations and Fraud-Based Schemes

    • Recent investigations into financial markets and antitrust case developments
    • Judicial, governmental, and in-house perspectives on the recent wave of antitrust cases in the financial services industry
    • Civil and criminal enforcement and policy initiatives of the current administration

    Daniel Gitner, Carrie Syme & Mikhail Vanyo

    8:50 – 9:00 p.m. Q&A

  • CLE Credit
    NY: 3.0 professional practice
    NJ: 3.3 general MCLE
    CA: 3.0 general MCLE
    PA: 2.5 general MCLE

  • Sponsoring Association Committee: Antitrust & Trade Regulation | Stacey A. Mahoney, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Maricela Alfonso | Membership and CLE Relations Associate | (212) 382-6608 |