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Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section

Updates and events from the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section

The COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives in 2020, including how we work. Although vaccines have been approved, given their slow rollout, attorneys are still facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions. Join us for this wellness webinar to learn how you can cope with stress in a healthy way one year later. Read more
On Dec. 23, 2020, the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (the “Act”), finally became law. The legislation had passed in the Senate several times previously but until this last Congress, had never been brought up for a vote in the House. The Act prohibits employers from retaliating against certain individuals who report criminal antitrust violations. It allows an individual to file a retaliation complaint with the Secretary of Labor it they are retaliated against for reporting to the federal government information about what they believe to be criminal violation of the antitrust laws. Read more
Did you miss the 30th Annual Golden State Institute? We are now offering the 2020 GSI programs as a bundle. Grab these four programs now for only $100. Offer ends April 12, 2021. Read more
Thank you for reading this month’s edition of E-briefs, News and Notes by the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. You will notice that we have added “News and Notes” to the title and included several new features. We hope the new information is helpful. We welcome any feedback on how to make the publication more useful. Read more
The Inclusion & Diversity Fellowship program is a joint program managed by the California Lawyers Foundation and the California Lawyers Association Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section. The Foundation and the Antitrust Section are dedicated to increasing the participation and visibility of diverse and underrepresented lawyers in the practice of antitrust law. The goal of the fellowship is to provide career opportunities for students from underrepresented groups in the legal profession, increase interest in antitrust and unfair competition law, and promote the work of the Section. Read more
This edition of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the California Lawyers Association’s E-Briefs includes a recap of the 30th Annual Golden State Institute which was held as a virtual conference on October 27-29, 2020. The program co-chairs were Elizabeth Castillo, (Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy) and Rob McNary, (Crowell & Moring). The program had 6 panels and two networking sessions and was attended by over 300 attorneys, law students and economists. Read more
The Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section presents the 30th Annual Golden State Institute! Read more
Antitrust enforcement of technology mergers, both high-tech and biotech, has been a hot topic for quite some time. We know that antitrust analysis of these deals may not always be straightforward, and we have questions! Does the analysis of tech deals differ from other industries? Read more

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