Skadden and Compass Lexecon Host Annual Antitrust Seminar

Simon Baxter Frederic Depoortere Matthew P. Hendrickson

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