Elizabeth C. Pritzker
Pritzker Levine LLP
I start this column with what likely will be the most common sentence of 2020. The year brought many challenges and quite a few obstacles.
For public safety reasons and to try to stem the spread of COVID-19, we all "practiced" social distancing and became quite experienced in itâlearning first-hand what it means to both work and live at home. We relied on Zoom as our meeting space: we tested its limits and, more than once, it tested ours. Cries for social and racial justice bring to light, once again, systematic inequality in public health and the criminal justice system. We grieved (and sometimes watched) the brutal shootings and unfortunate deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and too many others.
I am proud to have had the privilege of chairing the Executive Committee of the Antitrust, Unfair Competition and Privacy Section during this time. Throughout the year, our outstanding volunteers put together terrific virtual programs and networking events, continued with the publication of timely pieces in our monthly newsletter, e-Briefs, and authored, edited, or contributed to the California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law treatise, as well as this edition of Competition.