Lectures & Events

 
Thursday
29
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Speaker: Dr. J. Douglas Butler
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
October 2016
Wednesday
5
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Speaker: Kirk J. Nahra partner with Wiley Rein LLP
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Speaker: Franita Tolson
Betty T. Ferguson Professor of Voting Rights, Florida State University College of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
13
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Nathan Quick
Trial Chambers, International Criminal Court
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
14
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Speaker: David J. Garrow, Distinguished Research Professor of History and Law, University of Pittsburgh
Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford University
Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina former Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Approved for 4.5 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Saturday
15
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
18
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
October
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Kevin C. McMunigal
Professor of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
28
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Leo M. Gordon
U.S. Court of International Trade
Webcast live
November 2016
Tuesday
1
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Matt Herndon, Chief Legal Officer & Vice President of Government Affairs Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
9
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation
Juscelino F. Colares, Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Avidan Y. Cover, Associate Professor of Law, Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
Jonathan L. Entin, David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science
Richard Gordon, Director of the Financial Integrity Institute Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Professor of Law
B. Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy Department of Political Science
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
11
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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5.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
16
November
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Saturday
19
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan Gordon, Professor of Law and Associate Director, LLM Lawyering Skills Program
Jean McQuillan, Assistant Professor of Law
Andrew Pollis, Professor of Law
Cassandra Burke Robertson, Professor of Law
2 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
February 2017
Friday
10
February
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal
Columnist, The New York Times
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner
Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance
Professor Business and Society
Center for Business and Human Rights
NYU Stern School of Business
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
“The United States and the Future Development of Global Competition and Consumer Protection Policy”
Sponsor
Center for Business Law and Regulation - Dean Lindsey Cowen Business Law Lecture
MAR 18, 2010
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a domestic agency with an expanding role in the formulation of international policies concerning competition and consumer protection. An increasing amount of commerce within the FTC’s competition policy and consumer protection jurisdiction involves cross border transactions and is subject to scrutiny by numerous competition and consumer protection agencies overseas. The content and quality of enforcement programs and related decisions taken by foreign authorities in matters such as merger control and privacy exert ever greater influence on the U.S. market and the conduct of American firms.

The increasing interdependence between U.S. and foreign regulatory policy has demanded that U.S. competition and consumer protection authorities engage themselves more extensively in international affairs. This has required a significant adjustment in the orientation and perspective of the FTC. This presentation addresses the modern transformation of the FTC’s international programs and emphasizes their importance to the fulfillment of the Commission’s traditional competition and consumer protection responsibilities. It focuses on the importance of investments in intellectual leadership as means of exercising global influence in an environment that features over 105 jurisdictions with competition laws and a larger number of countries with consumer protection regimes. The presentation suggests what U.S. agencies must do if they are to have a major hand in setting international standards for competition policy and consumer protection.
Speaker Information
William E. KovacicWilliam E. Kovacic
U.S. Federal Trade Commission

William Evan Kovacic is a member of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. He is on leave from the George Washington University Law School, where he joined the faculty in 1999. Professor Kovacic began his service as an FTC Commissioner on January 4, 2006. From June 2001 through December 2004, he served as the FTC’s General Counsel. From March 2008 to March 2009, he served as the agency’s Chairman.

At George Washington, Professor Kovacic taught antitrust, contracts, government contracts, and a seminar in comparative government procurement law. He previously taught courses or seminars on Economic Law Reform in Transition Economies, Property, Quantitative Methods for Lawyers, and Unfair Trade Practices.

Professor Kovacic received an A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1974 and a J.D. degree from Columbia University in 1978. In 1978-1979, he was a law clerk to the Honorable Roszel C. Thomsen, U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland. From 1979 to 1983, he worked at the FTC, first with the Bureau of Competition's Planning Office and later as an attorney-advisor to Commissioner George W. Douglas. From 1983 to 1986 he was an associate with the Washington D.C. office of Bryan Cave, where he practiced in the firm's antitrust and government contracts departments. From 1986 to 1999, he was a professor at the George Mason University School of Law. Before completing law school, he also served for one year on the majority staff of the Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Professor Kovacic is a Past Chair of the Antitrust and Economic Regulation Committee of the Association of American Law Schools. He is co-author, with Andrew I. Gavil and Jonathan B. Baker, of Antitrust Law in Perspective: Cases, Concepts and Problems in Competition Policy (Thomson West, 2d Edition, 2008) and is co-author, with Ernest Gellhorn and Stephen Calkins, of the Fifth Edition of Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell (Thomson West 2004). Since 1992 Professor Kovacic has served as an advisor on antitrust or consumer protection issues to the governments of Armenia, Benin, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guyana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Panama, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
Additional Information
Open to the public at no cost. One FREE hour of CLE credit will be available to lawyers who attend. Please note - Recording in any form is prohibited.

Supplemental Readings:
· Kovacic Bibliography
· Competition Policy, Consumer Protection

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