Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law

Competition: Winter 2017-18, Vol. 27, No. 1


Jill M. Manning

Steyer Lowenthal Boodrookas Alvarez & Smith LLP

San Francisco, CA

The Antitrust, Unfair Competition & Privacy Law Section of the California Lawyers Association is pleased to provide you with the February 2018 edition of its journal, Competition, the first edition focusing exclusively on competition issues in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Special thanks to Editor-in-Chief, Anna Fabish, and her team of terrific authors and editors for their hard work in putting this issue together.

This is a busy time for our Section. First, we wrapped up our flagship annual event, the Golden State Antitrust, Unfair Competition & Privacy Law Institute, an all-day conference followed by a reception, dinner and ceremony honoring the "Antitrust Lawyer of the Year." We were thrilled to honor Cheryl Lee Johnson, Deputy Attorney General at the California Department of Justice, as the 2017 "Antitrust Lawyer of the Year," only the third woman to receive this honor. Bravo, Cheryl!

Second, changes are afoot in the structure of our organization. The former Sections of the California State Bar, including this one, have separated from the Bar and launched a new organization: the California Lawyers Association. This change opens a world of possibilities as to what we can do for our profession, the number of lawyers we can reach, and our ability to embrace fully the technological advances now available for our work and our relationships. The good news is that you will continue to receive all of the unique and comprehensive educational materials on competition and privacy law that you currently enjoy as a member of this Section. The better news is that, without the regulatory limitations and costs that came as part of being in an agency of the State of California, we believe you will get better service, have more ability to impact how the Sections function, and be far more satisfied with the new entity that serves you. Special thanks to Lee Berger for taking an active role in helping to establish the new organization and ensuring that it will be set up in a way that serves our Section members.

We look forward to making the most of this unique opportunity for evolution and improvement. Please let us know how we can better serve you, and join us as we build a new future for our Section and its members.

With that said, I hope you enjoy this edition of Competition as much as I did!

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