Earn 7 Hours MCLE Credit
Thursday, November 8, 2018
The Julia Morgan Ballroom
Merchant Exchange Bldg.
465 California Street
San Francisco, CA
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The Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the California Lawyers Association is pleased to honor Bruce L. Simon as the 2018 Antitrust Lawyer of the Year.
The Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section of the California Lawyers Association is pleased to honor Bruce L. Simon of Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP as the 2018 Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. The Award will be presented at the dinner and ceremony following the 2018 Golden State Institute, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Bruce is one of the nation’s leading antitrust lawyers. He has been appointed lead counsel for plaintiffs in many antitrust cases with national and global impact, has taken antitrust cases to verdict, and has secured significant settlements for businesses and consumers.
One of his particularly notable cases is In Re: Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litigation, a case alleging a conspiracy among the world’s largest banks to maintain opacity of the credit default swaps market as a means of maintaining supra-competitive prices of bid/ask spreads. As Co-Lead Counsel, Bruce was instrumental in achieving a landmark settlement amounting to $1.86 billion. It is one of the largest civil antitrust settlements in history.
He was also one of the lead trial attorneys in the In Re: TFT-LCD Flat Panel Antitrust Litigation. In recent times, this is one of a handful of antitrust class actions that has gone to a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiffs. The case was tried right here in the N.D. Cal, and resulted in a verdict of $87 million before trebling. Total settlements in the case amounted to $473 million.
Bruce recently was appointed co-lead counsel in In Re: German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation. He represents indirect purchasers who allege collusion among the largest German car companies to stifle innovation, restrict supply and fix prices for their vehicles.
Bruce’s achievements are not limited to the courtroom. He is the former Chair of this Section and remains an advisor and active contributor. After Co-Chairing an ABA task force to increase participation of the plaintiffs’ bar in the Antitrust Section, and leading the Global Private Litigation Committee, Bruce is now on the Council. Bruce is also a past Chair of the Board of Directors of his alma mater, U.C. Hastings College of the Law, and served on the Board for 12 years.
Hosted Reception at Morgan Lewis
1 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Attendance to the Past Chairs and Welcome Reception is open to all GSI Attendees but RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by Analysis Group
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by KCC - Kurtzman Carson Consultants
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Peter K. Huston
Sidley Austin LLP
San Francisco, CA
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Our expert panelists present an overview of important California and federal developments in antitrust, unfair competition, and privacy law.
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Big Stakes Antitrust Trials
Trial lawyers involved in some of the most consequential recent antitrust trials discuss their strategies and analyses, and offer insight into the lessons they have learned.
In Re: Processed Eggs Products Antitrust Litigation, case no. 08-md-02002, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Agricultural products are receiving ample attention from the antitrust class action bar. In the Eggs litigation, the direct purchaser plaintiffs alleged that egg producers (and others) engaged in a conspiracy to limit the supply of eggs and thereby increased the price of eggs in violation of the Sherman Act.
In Re: Solodyn Antitrust Litigation, case no. 1-14-md-02503, District of Massachusetts
Government enforcers and class action plaintiffs are keeping close tabs on prescription drug prices. In the Solodyn trial, the class alleged a generic drug maker agreed with a branded drug maker to delay its market entry, thereby eliminating competition and keeping the branded drug prices artificially high.
10:30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m.
Luncheon Guest: Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, California Supreme Court
Presenting: A conversation with Justice Cuéllar about his background, career and experience on the California Supreme Court
Luncheon sponsored by NERA Economic Consulting.
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Sponsored by Veritext
1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.
A conversation with Doha Mekki, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General and Bruce Hoffman, Director, Bureau of Competition, United States Federal Trade Commission
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Ms. Shapiro and Ms. Lynch will discuss emerging issues involving social media and privacy.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Managing Antitrust and Complex Business Trials
A discussion about complex case management and best trial practices with three experienced federal judges in the Northern District of California.
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Hosted Reception for the Antitrust Lawyer of the Year
Sponsored by Rust Consulting and Kinsella Media
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Dinner and Program
We honor Bruce L. Simon, Pearson, Simon & Warshaw LLP, San Francisco, CA
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
For your convenience, we've posted a printable program brochure.
California Lawyers Association
180 Howard Street, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94105
In order to pre-register, your form and check, payable to California Lawyers Association, or credit card information, must be received by October 31, 2018.
(Includes table for eight at dinner, 5 institute registrants, program attribution)
(Includes table for eight at dinner, 2 institute registrants, program attribution)
(Program attribution ONLY, no dinner or registration in program)
Your sponsorship includes a full congratulatory slide in our dinner program presentation. Please send an electronic, 8.5”x11” slide, color or b/w pdf in landscape orientation to email@example.com by Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to be included.
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than Wednesday, October 31, 2018 and are subject to a $50 service charge. Refunds will not be available after Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
For registration information call 415-795-7025. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. For program content and/or Section information call 415-735-3334.
For special assistance, please call 415-735-3334.
On-site registration will be on a space available basis. Call to confirm space availability.
The California Lawyers Association and the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section are approved State Bar of California MCLE providers.