Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law

Why I Became a Competition Lawyer – And Am Delighted I Did

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An Interview with 2019 “Antitrust Lawyer of the Year” Penelope Preovolos

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Registration
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Interview
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Hosted Networking Reception

UC Hastings College of the Law
Alumni Reception Center
200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

No MCLE credit offered for this program

Penelope A. Preovolos, the 2019 “Antitrust Lawyer of the Year” and a partner at Morrison & Foerster, will discuss why she became a competition lawyer – and stayed one. In this fireside chat, Penelope will be interviewed by antitrust litigator (and Hastings alum) Francis O. Scarpulla. The discussion will include questions about navigating the legal profession as a young lawyer; women in the antitrust bar; mentoring ; how antitrust law has changed over four decades of practice; tips for successfully defending antitrust, UCL and state unfair trade practice cases; how to find and keep clients; and much more. Time will be reserved for questions from the audience.

Welcome: Ian Papendick, Winston & Strawn (Hastings, 2007)


  • Penelope A. Preovolos, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Francis Scarpulla, Law Offices of Francis O. Scarpulla

Emcee: Elizabeth Pritzker, Pritzker Levine LLP

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