Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law

29th Annual Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section Golden State Institute & Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Reception and Dinner

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Julia Morgan Ballroom
Merchant Exchange Bldg.
15th Floor
465 California Street
San Francisco, CA

Earn 6.50 Hours MCLE credit!

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Program Banner - 29th Annual Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section Golden State Institute & Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Welcome Reception

Hosted Reception at Morrison Foerster
425 Market Street
San Francisco

RSVP is required to

Sponsored by Analysis Group

Thursday, November 14, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 7:15 p.m. | Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast

Start your day with a muffin and coffee!

Sponsored by KCC – Kurtzman Carson Consultants

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks

Peter K. Huston, Baker Botts LLP, San Francisco

8:45 – 10: 15 a.m. | Session #1: Recent Developments in Antitrust, Unfair Competition and Privacy Law

Our expert panelists present an overview of important California and federal developments in antitrust and unfair competition, and privacy law.


Thomas A. Papageorge
Professor, University of San Diego School of Law &
Special Prosecutor, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office
San Diego

Thomas Greene
Special Trial Counsel, United States Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
San Francisco

Tom Dahdouh
Regional Director, Western Region, Federal Trade Commission
San Francisco

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. | Break

Sponsored by The Brattle Group

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Session #2: 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: Korean Ramen Antitrust Litigation
Northern District of California

After the Korea Fair Trade Commission determined that a group of companies conspired to fix the price of ramen noodles in Korea, a class of direct purchasers in the US sued and alleged that the conspiracy affected the United States customers, as well. After a five week trial in the courtroom of Judge William Orrick a jury returned a defense verdict.


Christopher Lebsock
Partner, Hausefeld LLP
San Francisco

Rachel Brass
Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
San Francisco

Mark Dosker
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, LLP
San Francisco


Jill Manning
Partner, Steyer Lowenthal Boodrookas Alvarez & Smith LLP
San Francisco

United States v. Usher, et al.,
Southern District of New York

By the time the Department of Justice took three individual foreign currency exchange traders to trial for felony violation of the Sherman Act, the DOJ had already gathered billions of dollars in fines from banks for the manipulation of exchange rates. However, the jury acquitted all three of the individuals.


Andre Geverola
Director of Criminal Enforcement, U.S. DOJ
Antitrust Division
Washington, D.C.

David Chu
Trial Attorney, U.S. DOJ Antitrust Division
Washington, D.C.

Heather Nyong’o
Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
San Francisco

David Schertler
Schertler & Onorato


Niall Lynch
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
San Francisco

12:30 – 1:45 P.M. | Golden State Institute Luncheon
Justice Ming W. Chin

Luncheon Guest: Justice Ming W. Chin, California Supreme Court

Presenting: A Conversation with Justice Ming W. Chin


Cheryl Lee Johnson
Deputy Attorney General, Antitrust Law Section,
Office of the Attorney General
Los Angeles

Kathleen Tuttle
Deputy-in-Charge, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office
Los Angeles

Luncheon sponsored by NERA Economic Consulting

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. | Break

Sponsored by Angeion Group

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Session #3: Antitrust Enforcement

Antitrust enforcement has grabbed the headlines, from well-publicized investigations into the leading tech platforms, to new policies to encourage development of gold-standard compliance programs. Two leaders from the DOJ Antitrust Division share their views.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Richard Powers

Guest Speaker: U.S. DOJ Antitrust Division Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard Powers will address the Antitrust Division’s criminal antitrust enforcement priorities and policy initiatives including compliance.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Aaron Hoag

Chat: U.S. DOJ Antitrust Division Chief of the Technology & Financial Services Section Aaron Hoag speaks with Karen Silverman, Partner at Latham & Watkins, about the Antitrust Division’s approach to technology markets.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Session #4: Driving Diversity and Inclusion From the Inside Out

The Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section has recently made diversity and inclusion of the legal profession a key priority. Join a panel of in-house and law firm leaders and diversity experts as they discuss why diversity and inclusion are important in company and law firm settings, key initiatives that have worked on moving the needle, and how the legal community can continue to make progress.


Sarretta C. McDonough
Associate General Counsel, Intel Corporation
President, National Association of Women Lawyers
Santa Clara

Olga Mack
CEO, Parley Pro
Los Altos

Kalpana Srinivasan
Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP
Los Angeles


Dominique-Chantale Alepin Johnson
Associate General Counsel, Nike, Inc.
Beaverton, OR

4:00 – 4:15 p.m. | Break

Sponsored by Cornerstone Research

4:15 – 5:15 p.m. | Session #5: Judges Panel

Managing Antitrust and Complex Business Trials

A discussion about complex case management and best trial practices with three experienced judges from the Northern District of California


Hon. Vince Chhabria

Hon. Vince Chhabria
United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California
San Francisco

Hon. Haywood Gilliam

Hon. Haywood Gilliam
United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California

Hon. Jacqueline Corley

Hon. Jacqueline Corley
United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California
San Francisco


Elizabeth Castillo
Partner, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Reception

Hosted Reception for the Antitrust Lawyer of the Year

Sponsored by Rust Consulting

7:00 – 9:30 p.m. | Dinner

We honor Penelope A. Preovolos, Morrison Foerster LLP, San Francisco

Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Dinner and Program

2019 Antitrust Lawyer of the Year—Penelope A. Preovolos

Penelope Preovolos

The Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the California Lawyers Association is pleased to honor Penelope A. Preovolos as the 2019 Antitrust Lawyer of the Year.

The Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the California Lawyers Association is pleased to honor Penelope Preovolos of Morrison Foerster LLP as the 2019 “Antitrust Lawyer of the Year.” Penelope—known to her colleagues as Penny—is a leading antitrust and consumer protection lawyer, building a career in the defense bar at a time when few women could do so, let alone do so successfully. The award will be presented at a dinner and ceremony following the 2019 Golden State Institute beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Penny has spent decades representing defendants (and occasionally plaintiffs) in dozens of the most challenging antitrust and unfair competition class actions in California and around the country, including for example In re Cosmetics Industry Antitrust Litigation, In re Tableware Antitrust Litigation, American Booksellers Association v. Barnes & Noble, In re Kosher Food Products Antitrust Litigation, In re Industrial Gas Antitrust Litigation, In re Structured Settlement Brokers Antitrust Litigation, In re Ticketmaster Antitrust Litigation, and many more. Penny served as co-chair of Morrison Foerster’s antitrust practice for 14 years.

But it is not just Penny’s courtroom prowess that is cause for honors: Penny is a pioneer for women in the antitrust bar. She started at Morrison Foerster in 1980, and built her practice and reputation throughout the 1980s and 1990s, when very few women became partners at big law firms in the antitrust field. Shattering through that glass ceiling, she has served as a role model for women in the antitrust bar for decades. While there is still far more work to be done in bringing diversity to the antitrust bar, it is time to celebrate the achievements we have made, with Penny leading by example.

Penny’s leadership has not been limited to the courtroom and her firm. Penny has also served as one of the first women Chairs of this Section. She has also served on the Ninth Circuit Advisory Committee on Rules of Practice & Internal Operating Procedures.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Nera Economic Consulting
KCC - Kurtzman Carson Consultants
Brattle The Power of Economics

Angeion Group
Analysis Group Economic, Financial and Strategy Consultants
Cornerstone Research

Rust Kinsella Consulting
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Essential Information

Registration Fees

Full Day Institute & Dinner

  • $495 for Members of the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section
  • $595 for Non-Section Member
    includes enrollment in the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section

Institute Only

  • $395 for Members of the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section
  • $495 for Non-Section Member
    includes enrollment in the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section
  • $95 for Government/Academic
  • $95 for Non-Attorney Law Student

Lawyer of the Year Dinner and Cocktail Reception Only

  • $225 per person
  • $120 for Government/Academic
  • $1980 for a Table of Eight

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • $3500 for Gold Level (Includes table for eight at dinner, 5 institute registrants, program attribution)
  • $2500 for Silver Level (Includes table for eight at dinner, 2 institute registrants, program attribution)
  • $750 for Bronze Level (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 by Thursday, October 31, 2019 to be included.

How to Register

  1. Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available.
  2. Mail completed registration and mail to:
    Program Registrations, CLA
    400 Capitol Mall, Suite 650
    Sacramento, CA 95814
  3. Email completed registration to In order to email your registration, credit card information is MANDATORY. Photocopies of checks will NOT be accepted.
  4. On-site registration will be on a space available basis. Call to confirm space availability.


In order to pre-register, your form and check, payable to the California Lawyers Association, or credit card information, must be received no later than October 31, 2019.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than November 6, 2019. These are subject to a $50 service charge. Refunds will not be available after this date.


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Registrants will receive a USB storage device with an electronic version of all program materials the day of the conference. Before the Conference, Registrants will receive a link with information on how to review and download the program materials. Wi-Fi will not be made available inside the conference rooms. It may be helpful to review a program’s reference material before the class. This website is not available to the public, and access is given only to Conference registrants. Late-breaking supplemental materials not available before the Conference will be added at a later date. No printed materials will be provided at the conference.

Program package includes 6.50 Hours of MCLE credit, program materials on a USB drive, continental breakfast, lunch, and attendance to the welcome and closing reception.

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