Lee F. Berger1
U.S. Department of Justice
With thanks to the authors, editors and other contributors, our Section is pleased to present you with another edition of Competition. This issue covers a variety of articles on important antitrust, unfair competition and privacy law topics, including discussions from our flagship program, the Golden State Institute (GSI), an annual day-long conference that takes place each fall. This year’s GSI will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California.
The Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section now enters our second year under the newly-formed California Lawyers Association. Membership remains steady, our Section and the CLA remain in the black, attendance at our annual Golden State Institute is up, and membership engagement remains strong. We are on solid footing to continue our growth.
With separation from the State Bar of California has come structural changes to our Section. The Section now has a committee system to handle some of our most important activities: the Privacy Committee coordinates all programming and publications regarding privacy matters; the Publications Committee produces and edits Competition and our monthly electronic newsletter, e-Briefs; the Education Committee organizes our webinars and live events; and the Treatise Committee edits and publishes California State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, Revised Edition. These committees have created additional leadership opportunities, enabling more Section members to get actively involved in the educational work of our Section.