On January 28, Skadden's Antitrust and Competition Group and Compass Lexecon held “Antitrust in the Technology Sector: Policy Perspectives and Insights From the Enforcers,” an annual panel discussion of the most important antitrust and enforcement issues facing technology companies today.

Keynote Speaker:

Cecilio Madero Villarejo | Deputy Director-General for Antitrust at the European Commission’s Competition Directorate-General

Discussion Topics:

  • The state of play in the intersection of competition and intellectual property issues
  • Observations on developing trends and theories in merger enforcement

Commentators Included:

  • Dr. Johannes Luebking | Head of Merger Case Support and Policy, Unit A2 | European Commission’s Competition Directorate-General
  • William Evan Kovacic | Former Commissioner | Federal Trade Commission
  • Kent Walker | Senior Vice President | General Counsel | Google Inc.
  • Gil Ohana | Senior Director | Antitrust and Competition | Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Dr. Jorge Padilla | Senior Managing Director | Compass Lexecon Europe
  • Douglas Lichtman | Senior Consultant | Compass Lexecon | Professor of Law | UCLA

Skadden Speakers:

  • Simon Baxter | Partner | European Union/International Competition 
  • Alec Y. Chang | Partner | Antitrust and Competition
  • Frederic Depoortere | Partner | Antitrust and Competition
  • Matthew P. Hendrickson | Partner | Antitrust and Competition
  • Sharis A. Pozen | Partner | Antitrust and Competition | Former Acting Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice
  • James S. Venit | Partner | Antitrust and Competition
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